Govt does not seem in election mood

Sheikh Rashid

Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said it seemed that the government was not in the mood of holding elections. In a series of tweets, the former interior minister welcomed the announcement of scheduled for polls in Punjab by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and hoped that they would not be delayed further. He said the government could face contempt of court proceedings by delaying the elections as the Supreme Court had ruled polls must be held within 90 days of the dissolution of the assemblies.

He also hit out at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Ghulam Ali for not implementing the court orders, adding that the delaying tactics were being used under a conspiracy. He claimed that political decisions would now be taken in courts in coming days. The government was only running after its vested interests instead of brining political and economic stability in the country.—INP