Elections will be held on time, says Nawaz


Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that the general election would be held on time and no conspiracy to delay the polls would be allowed to succeed.
Talking to reporters on Friday at the residence of Federal Minister for Railways Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, he said his party wanted the promotion of clean and fair politics and end to hypocritical politics.
Nawaz said the postponement of general election would not be accepted in any case.
However, he feared that the path adopted by Tahirul Qadri would create anarchy in the country.
“People are being misled in the name of Islam as they are being asked to sell their belongings just for participating in the long march,” he said.
The PML-N chief said his party would not allow a few people to snatch the rights of millions of people.
He also criticised the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid for supporting Qadri’s long march.
Nawaz stressed on the need for joining hands by all political forces to prepare a joint strategy to steer the country out of the prevailing crises.
Terrorism can only be defeated with unity.
He was of the view that all institutions should be taken on board over the country’s security situation.
The PML-N chief said the manifesto of his political party was progress and development of Pakistan and provision of employment opportunities to the youth. Earlier, Nawaz condoled with Ghulam Ahmad Bilour over the death of Bashir Bilour.
Later talking to reporters, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Minister for Information Mian Iftikhar Hussain claimed that Nawaz Sharif backed the Awami National Party’s (ANP) proposal on terrorism which was to develop a joint strategy with consultation of all political parties with the sole agenda of peace and eradication of terrorism.
He further said the ANP had given its central leader Azam Khan Hoti the task to consult all political parties and discuss the proposal to frame a joint strategy for establishment of peace and eradication of terrorism.
He urged the federal government to hold meaningful talks with Taliban militants. He, however, said if negotiation efforts did not yield any positive results, eventually a decisive action would have to be taken against terrorists by launching a military operation. “All three frontline states, including United States, Afghanistan and Pakistan, should evolve a joint strategy for complete elimination of terrorism from this region,” he stressed.