MULTAN- Senior politician and independent candidate from NA-149 Javed Hashmi has said he will not allow the by-polls in Multan to be postponed at any cost.

“Multan incident is very tragic and everyone is grieved over it. But by polls in Multan should not be postponed on the basis of Multan tragedy. I am contesting by polls in Multan and I will not allow by polls to be postponed therein”, he said this while addressing a press conference here Monday at his residence.

“I want by polls in Multan are held today than tomorrow. Reports on Multan incident are circulating in the entire country. It is my demand those behind Multan tragedy should be identified and judicial inquiry be conducted into this incident”, he underlined.

He went on to say his advisors are pushing Imran Khan into blind alley. 4 dead bodies had been brought to the stage during Imran Khan speech, he added. I am demanding for constitution of judicial commission because it will bring to light the facts so that such incident don’t recur in the future, he added.

He said “ I have read Shah Mehmood has talked of holding dharnas in the event of postponement of by polls. I ask a question from Shah Mehmood “ is his party participating in the by polls at Multan. Is candidate of his party is over there.

He held if Punjab government made any request for postponing the by polls then he would ask PML-N not to do so because PML-N and PTI both are not taking part in the by polls. “I have taken my election campaign too far ahead and people of Multan are supporting me. I want election which are to be held tomorrow should take place today because I know there is no need to postpone the elections and no such situation prevails in Multan which warrants postponement of polls. No scuffle has taken place between the two parties. I am not fore seeing such situation that polls may be postponed. Shah Mehmood asked for failing  my election campaign but Imran Khan made Shah Mehmood taste failure by not uttering any word against me.

He underscored “I am grieved over those killed in Multan tragedy.” Javed Hashmi is a person who roams alone and does not keep arms with him. Regarding by polls he said “result of my election campaign has come out  and Multan by polls is going one sided in my favor. People of Multan are extending support to me. Islami Jamiat Talaba is supporting me. Imran Khan has boycotted the polls against me but Shah Mehmood is supporting a candidate. Several friends of PTI are supporting me and only Shah Mehmood has made it a question of his prestige. I am a democratic person and having a democratic mind set.” He stated that army be deployed during by polls at the places where certain candidates are demanding.

To a question he said country will return to normalcy soon. Imran Khan should avoid   people like Shah Mehmood who wants that people of Multan should take every breath with his permission and those who die should be buried as per his will. Shah Mehmood will conquer what fortress by defeating me in the polls. People of Multan are with me and change will come in the political scenario of country after Multan by polls.

He said “I have asked Imran Khan not to formulate his policies on the basis of policies of Tahir ul Qadri. Dharnas offer no solution to the problems.”

Responding to a question he said Tahir ul Qadir is sitting on both entry gates of parliament holding sticks. He is out to annihilate the system of the country. He stated “it is bad luck of PTI that it did not go up though stairs but it is going up by climbing on the poles.”