PML-N demands early polls to counter conspiracies


Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Secretary Information Ahsan Iqbal on Friday urged the government to announce a date for the next general elections at the earliest, as according to him, it is imperative to counter various conspiracies being hatched in the country.
Addressing a press conference, Ahsan criticized the Tehrik Minhaj-ul-Quran Chief Dr Tahirul Qadri for trying to sabotage the election process by demanding reforms in the constitutional system of the country.
Flanked by former Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Rabia Zia and former ambassador BA Malik, he said Dr Qadri had spent over a billion rupees on the advertisement campaign for the Lahore rally on December 23.
Apparently referring to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain, Iqbal said, “Two leaders of foreign nationality have joined hands for so called reforms….but both cannot even become members of the Parliament.”
The PML-N leader said Dr Qadri should participate in elections. “People of the country clearly understand the purpose of reform demands at a time when the elections are just around the corner.”
He further said the country needed a clear mandate and a “hung parliament” would not serve anybody’s purpose.
Iqbal also said the PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif would unveil the party’s manifesto in a convention due to held on January 5, in which a clear roadmap for ending load-shedding and revival of economy would be presented before the masses.
He welcomed the statement of Chief Election Commissioner for ensuring free, fair and transparent elections in the country.
Meanwhile, former ambassador BA Malik, on the occasion, announced to join the PML-N by ending his 40 years association with the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).
He criticised the speeches of President Asif Ali Zardari and PPP Chairman Bilawal Zardari delivered on December 27 in Larkana. The nation should have been informed about the government’s performance during the last five years, he said.
Both the leaders should have presented a roadmap for ending the gigantic problem of load-shedding and improving law and order situation in the country, Malik added.


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