PML-N puts brave face on Imran’s threats: Marriyum

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As PTI chief Imran Khan threatens to imperil the ruling coalition by scuttling provincial assembles and triggering early polls, the PML-N seemed ‘nonchalant’ about the consequences and tried to bare its teeth, saying it was all prepared to “contest the polls thrice if PTI decides to dissolve assemblies thrive”.

The government has repeatedly rejected PTI’s demand of holding snap polls or, at least, announce a date for it, as it believes accepting talks tied to conditions as it would not only render the whole process “meaningless” but give a perceived victory to PTI.

“We are ready for elections any time; if PTI dissolves provincial assemblies thrice before the next general elections, we would be ready to contest thrice,” Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb told media.

The government’s spokesperson while throwing a gauntlet to PTI chairman Imran Khan to go ahead with his announcement that Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would soon be dissolved shunned the impression that PML-N was running away from elections keeping PTI’s winning streak in view.