|Elections will be held on time, PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi tells political rivals|
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday said the next general election would be held on time in 2018 and advised the political opponents to wait patiently till the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz completes its term, Pakistan Today reported.
The prime minister said he was pretty sure that the next general election would be held on time. “I am one hundred per cent sure, elections will be held in 2018,” he said expressing his wonder as to how certain political proponents were expecting polls ahead of the completion of PML-N government’s tenure. The prime minister was expressing his views during a TV talk show.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been the second prime minister, who visited the PTV headquarters. The prime minister maintained that the strength of democratic system was linked with its continuity and completion of tenures by the elected governments.
To a query, he expressed his confidence that the PML-N government would accomplish all its development projects. “A week is not enough for me if I keep on inaugurating at least two projects as a number of projects are being completed and others are in the pipeline, considering the government’s remaining period of term”.
The prime minister said, ‘The PML-N government will leave a better, prosperous and more secure Pakistan in 2018 when it completes its term’. “We will complete our developmental schemes and set a sound future course and direction for the next government. These projects will shed massive impacts upon the country’s economy,” he added.
The PML-N would also form the next government by virtue of its pro-development performance and execution of unprecedented mega projects whereas its political adversaries would go to public merely with the baggage of hollow criticism. He also advised Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan to have patience as the public would decide the fate of the government.
While chairing a briefing on the affairs of the Ministry of Defence Production at the PM Office, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi assured all of his support to the ministry to enhance its export potential in light of the regional and international demand.
He also expressed the satisfaction over the performance of the ministry. Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanvir Hussain briefed the prime minister on the matters pertaining to the ministry especially the indigenous production and manufacturing of defence-related equipment and its exports.