LAHORE - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has said that mid-term elections were the only solution to the prevailing problems. He was talking to newsmen after condoling the martyrdom of Dr Sarfraz Naeemi with his son Raghib Naeemi at Jamia Naeemia on Saturday. The PTI Chief also condoled the sad demise of Mian Tufail Muhammad with his sons and Jamaat-e-Islami leaders at Mansoora. Imran Khan said the last elections had failed to bring any change in the country that justified the PTI decision to boycott polls. He said the prevailing situation in the country was the result of continuation of Musharrafs policies and the rulers had waged war against own people for dollars. He stated that the present regime had failed to provide the relief it promised with the nation before February 18 polls and nothing had been done for the masses. Terming suicide attacks as against the spirit of Islam, he urged the rulers to go for the political solution of this deadly activity. He said that extremism and Talibanisation could not be eliminated without the exit of the US and NATO forces from Afghanistan. He said that the military operation has also increased extremism. He said terrorists should be isolated with the help of local tribal people and FC rather than launching military operation and seeking foreign help. He urged the scholars from all schools of thought to come forward and work jointly to eliminate extremism from the society. JI flays raise in POL prices Secretary General Jamaat-e-Islami Liaquat Baloch has urged the masses to rise against increase in the POL prices. In a press statement here on Saturday, he said fresh raise in POL prices had broken the back of the countrys economy. Liaquat Baloch said that factories were closed due to loadshedding and increase in POL price while workers were rendered jobless. Demanding immediate withdrawal of carbon tax on the petroleum products, he said that the JI would continue its dive for of the rights of masses. Arrangements on for PML-Q Punjab elections The election officials of the PML (Q) have conveyed to the members of General Council Punjab to ensure their presence on July 8 to take part in the intra-party elections. The General Council, which is the Electoral College for the president and main body at the provincial level, has over 1000 members. These members together will elect the Punjab president of the party on July 8. Meanwhile, an important meeting of the electoral officials is scheduled today (Sunday) to finalise the arrangements for party polls.