Imran making attempts to forestall Senate elections, says minister

November 12, 2017

NAROWAL: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Sunday that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan is making attempts to forestall the conduct of the forthcoming Senate elections.

Speaking to media here on Sunday, he said that the PTI chief desired to get the national and provincial assemblies dissolved to prevent the Senate elections.

All conspiracies being hatched against the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PM-N) will fall through, the minister said.

Imran Khan had been insisting on dissolving the assemblies to hold early elections in order to “save and strengthen democracy.”

In a statement on his Twitter account this week Khan said, “With economic disaster looming and a complete paralysis of governance, Pakistan needs early elections to save and strengthen democracy.”

Stressing the need for snap elections, he said in another statement that early elections were only way out to all prevalent political and economic problems in the country.

However, the government and all the other opposition parties have been vehemently opposing his demand as they call for holding the next polls on the dot.

Conducting the electoral exercise on time to ensure smooth transfer of the reins of power to the next government seems to be an uphill task as the government and political parties have yet to carry out legislation for fresh delimitation of constituencies and reallocation of seats in the National Assembly. INP