PM expresses concern at statement of Nawaz Sharif, says elections will be held on time

ISLAMABAD: Expressing concern at the latest statement of President Pakistan Muslim League(N) Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani Thursday said elections will be held on time despite opposition’s call for early polls.

Talking to mediamen during his visit to a Utility Store in Aabpara Market here, the Prime Minister expressed concern at the latest statement of PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif in which he warned that institutions should not send the government out of power. Gilani said all state institutions are working within the ambit of constitution and are following democratic norms and processes. He said he is not aware  about which institutions Nawaz Sharif is talking and advised that institutions should not be involved.

Nawaz Sharif has been talking about elections since The Pakistan  People’s Party   (PPP) came into power, he said adding the present federal and provincial governments have come through elections and after getting votes of the people.He said he had talked with Governor and Chief Minister Sindh and took briefing from Interior Minister A Rehman Malik and Inspector General Sindh on law and order situation in Karachi.

The Interior Minister has been directed to reach Sindh and coordinate work of law enforcement agencies to improve situation in Karachi, he said adding he talked to MQM chief Altaf Hussain and consultations are directed towards bringing normalcy to Karachi.He said the government is concerned about the situation and it will not tolerate any hurdle in efforts to keep law and order and culprits will be brought to justice.The army fully supports the actions taken by the Sindh government to maintain peace, he remarked.The Prime Minister said he is satisfied with the prices and quality of consumer items available at the Utility Store. – APP