Govt term can only be extended in exceptional circumstances

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Former prime minister and PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday said that the government’s tenure can only be extended in extra-ordinary circumstances.

Talking to a private TV channel, he said, “Such step without exceptional situation will not be a positive measure,” he said. “We are fond of talking about some points, ‘technocrat setup’ is one of them,” Abbasi said. “As a politician it is my duty to oppose all undemocratic and unconstitutional acts,” former prime minister said. “Assad Qaisar should disclose who had given him the message about a ‘technocrat setup’, PML-N leader said. “He should give the name, if technocrat setup suggested from the platform of PML-N, I will oppose it,” he said.—INP