PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has expressed hope that elections, which are due in Pakistan in January next year, would not be delayed, but everyone would be responsible if they were not held timely.
“All of us will be responsible if God forbid if they [general elections] are not held [till January]. But Insha Allah elections will be held,” he said at a press conference in Jacobabad, Sindh on Saturday.
“Those who are trying to run away from elections will realise in polls that their approach has cost them dearly and not turned out in their favour,” Bilawal said, “as far as the election date is concerned, we think that it is the duty of ECP to announce the election date.”
“ہماری تاریخ رہی ہے کہ ہم ہمیشہ سے فلسطین کی عوام کے ساتھ کھڑے رہیں ہیں اور ہم سے جو بھی ہوسکے گا ہم ان کیلئے کرنے کیلئے تیار ہیں، اور یہ ہی اس ملک میں رہنے والے ہر شہری کی سوچ ہے۔”
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The PPP chairman reiterated that the election date announcement from the ECP would end the confusion.
When asked about JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s statement, he said that for every democratic politician, the solution to problems was an election.
He went on to add that elected representatives have the mandate and legitimacy to represent the people and solve their issues.
“I don’t think Maulana Sb who led MRD and ARD movements will give such a statement. We are democratic parties and want timely elections.”