Talk of mid-term election ‘mere speculation’, says Pervaiz Elahi

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LAHORE: Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Thursday said that the talk of a mid-term election was “mere speculation”.

Elahi, whose Pakistan Muslim League–Quaid (PML-Q) is coalition partners with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government in Punjab, made the comment while talking to the media.

He stressed that nothing had happened in the last four months which would lead to early elections.

Elahi was also asked of reports of an NRO/deal with the Sharif family to which he responded that this could only be answered by those involved.

“Everyone has heard about this, the truth will be revealed when something happens,” he added.

On Wednesday, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry categorically stated that no one would be given an NRO.

“We are seeing there is the talk of an NRO. Imran Khan and PTI have fought against corruption for 22 years. This was not a personal fight, but that of the people of Pakistan. Saying that someone will get NRO is impossible,” the minister said in a video message.