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Pakistan election will be conducted by aliens: PM

07 May, 2018, 10:00 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Abbasi hoped that the elections would be free and fair

The use of this word was first seen by Nawaz Sharif himself two days ago after PTI's rally in Lahore.

Speaking of former premier Nawaz Sharif, Abbasi said, "Nawaz Sharif was here yesterday, he is here today and will continue to be in future".

Abbasi ruled out the impression that the government had surpassed the limit of foreign loans and said it stood at 62 percent of the GDP, however the government is striving to bring it below 60 percent. Abbasi also expressed his displeasure for giving undue importance to the issue of a caretaker prime minister. "Politicians should be accorded same respect as generals and judges", he added.

Terming the remarks against the spirit of the Constitution and its mandate, the election body, in a statement, said that it was completely ready to conduct the independent 2018, adding that the ECP was entirely independent to discharge its legal constitutional responsibilities.




While addressing a ceremony in Pasrur the PM said a country needs to respect its politicians to ensure its progress.

Abbasi said only politicians are held accountable here and regretted that those who served the country were sent packing merely on the basis of a work permit.

Further supporting ousted Khawaja Asif, he said that disqualification on the basis of Iqama is nothing.

Talking to newsmen after attending a dinner hosted by Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, premier Abbasi said that despite the role of "aliens", Pakistan Muslim league Nawaz would participate in next general elections. Earlier Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Khan had supported the decision of disqualification.

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