Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said on Sunday that election should be contested on the basis of performance, instead of levelling allegations and using abusive language.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of residential apartments for class-III and IV employees of Pakistan Railways, he said that using abusive language or levelling allegations would deepen the rifts among the nation.

The minister said that every nature of allegation was levelled against the PML-N and even belief was not spared, adding that load-shedding and other issues would have been sorted out, if the government was given free hand to work.

He condemned the firing incident at the residence of Supreme Court Justice Ijazul Ahsan and said that security forces were probing the incident.

He said the PML-N government did its best to end loadshedding in the country and added more than 10,000 megawatts electricity to the national grid.