Tension prevails as Sanaullah says LG polls not possible before four months despite court order
Sanaullah says LG elections not possible before four months
LAHORE (Dunya News) – Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Friday though the government respected court’s ruling, the local government elections would not be possible before four months.
Speaking to the media, Mr Sanaullah claimed that there were already threats in Islamabad due to a suicide bombing in the I-10 area a few days back.
Speaking about the LG polls arrangement, he said that making the arrangement of 1,000 polling stations on an immediate basis was not possible. He said it would take at least 10 months to hold the general election -- likely in October.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Amir Muqam on Friday lambasted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, saying the latter had failed to deliver for the masses despite his party’s nine-year-long rule in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa".
Addressing the party workers and people of Upper Dir after inaugurating electricity projects, including an electrical feeder at Akhgram, Engr Amir Muqam said that "Imran Khan has ruined the country’s economy, and social values and has been found guilty of taking foreign funding even though it was from rival countries in a bid to destabilise and bankrupt Pakistan."
He said the people of KP were now looking towards the PML-N for the resolution of their problems and would "reject the looter of Toshakhana" in the upcoming general election.
"Imran Khan has brought disgrace to the country by allegedly selling Haram Sharif s model watch for monetary gains in the market," he said, adding that such expensive gifts were given to the prime minister by foreign dignitaries as a mark of respect and friendship strengthening rather than selling it in the open market.
Engr Amir Muqam said that even close friends of Imran Khan are now talking about how he was selected in the 2018 general election and imposed on the country.
Engr Amir Muqam, who described Imran Khan as a "certified liar and king of U-turns," said Imran Khan s announcement to dissolve the KP and Punjab assemblies during his "flopped long march" in Rawalpindi was also proven false.
He said that Imran Khan had neither fulfilled the promise of the construction of five million houses nor provided jobs to 10 million youth, and he had wasted four precious years of the nation by levelling baseless allegations against political opponents.
Amir Muqam said that had Imran’s government continued for two more months, the country would have gone bankrupt and defaulted.
"PMLN has joined the coalition government not for power but to save the country," he said, adding the present government has succeeded in taking the country off the FATF’s grey list. He said Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his team were working day and night to take Pakistan out of all existing challenges.
He said Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had made frequent visits to all flood-hit districts of the country, including KP, and personally monitored rescue, relief, and rehabilitation operations there.
On the other hand, he claimed that Imran Niazi had ignored flood victims even in KP and Punjab provinces where his party was in power, instead focusing his efforts on agitation politics and an aimless long march.
He said the mega-project of Chakdara-Dir-Chitral and Gilgit has been put into cold storage by the incompetent rulers of the province, despite its inclusion by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) in 2017, thus depriving people of the entire Malakand division of development.
He said that it was a mega communication project that, after completion, would link Malakand division through Chitral with Afghanistan and the Central Asian Republics, thus ushering in a new era of economic prosperity and promoting trade and investment in the region.
Muqam stated that the people of KP were tired of agitation politics and the "poor performance" of the PTI and had placed their hopes in the PMLN, adding that if the PML(N) won elections, a new era of progress and development would begin in all districts of KP.