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Tuesday Nov 14 2017

No one wants elections to be delayed: Murad


MIRPUR SAKRO: Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah remarked that no one wants the upcoming general elections to be delayed while addressing an event in Mirpur Sakro on Tuesday.

Reacting to political rival, Imran Khan, who is demanding snap elections, he remarked that “PTI’s job is to deceive people.”

The chief minister also said that he shared reservations regarding the recently conducted census in his meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Speaking regarding the development projects in Thatta, he said the road from Karachi to Thatta is being constructed for the betterment of the people, adding that the road will provide convenience to people of the area.

Murad also shared that the construction of a dual-carriageway from Thatta to Hyderabad is also being planned.

On the Keti Bander project, he said that the projects include construction of port among other projects. “Keti Bander has space for 50,000 Megawatt Power Plant,” he said.

He also said that the Keti Bander project was deceased party leader Benazir Bhutto dream. "We will complete the project at all costs."

Elections will be held on time: PM

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi quashed the ongoing rumours about the possibility of an early election on Tuesday. 

“The government will complete its duration in June 2018 and elections will be held two months later,” Abbasi said while addressing a press conference in Quetta.

“This is how democracy works,” he said, “Government runs as per the constitution and the law should always be above everything else.”

PTI demands snap elections

PTI has been demanding snap elections since September this year. 

On November 8, PTI Chairperson Imran Khan said that early elections are called when a ruler’s mandate becomes questionable.

While speaking to the media in Chitral, the PTI chief said that given the present circumstances in the country, there was no way out besides early elections.

He added that only “a fool” would term the step to be against democracy.

Imran quoted the instances from different countries, saying Theresa May of UK and Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey called elections in their respective countries as the process strengthens democracy.

He said the sooner elections take place the better it would be.


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