General elections to be held in October next year: Ahsan

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Says economic sector suffered due to Imran’s weak policies

Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said that the general elections will be held in October next year. Talking to the media persons in Islamabad on Tuesday, he asked the PTI to return to the assemblies and become part of the electoral reforms process to ensure free, fair and transparent general elections.

He said the country cannot afford political crisis in the wake of next general elections. Ahsan Iqbal said the country needs stability and continuity of policies to move forward in the right direction. He said the people have rejected the campaign of PTI Chairman Imran Khan against state institutions and economic stability. Earlier talking to a private TV channel Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal said that the economic and business sectors have suffered due to the weak policies of Imran’s regime.

He stressed to start collective efforts for strengthening the democratic system and country’s economy. Appreciating the strong decisions of the coalition government, he said the coalition partners under the leadership of Shehbaz Sharif, are taking tough decisions to bring improvement in the economy and other sectors.

Replying to a question, he said Khan’s party has started a policy of agitation with the coalition government and suggested that Imran’s party should brush aside personal differences and work for the progress of the country. He invited the PTI leaders to hold talks with the government for the national interest. He urged Imran Khan to visit Parliament and discuss national issues including future elections in Pakistan.