SADIQABAD - The National People's Party senior vice chairman said that holding of general elections in the present circumstance does not seem possible, adding that Pakistan is passing through a very critical phase. 

"Reconciliation, forbearance and negotiations are solution to the national problems. Any clash among the national institutions will weaken democracy.

General (r) Asad Durrani was consciously slinging mud on the national institutions and personalities and it is condemnable," said NPP senior vice chairman Syed Mir Fazal Elahi during a press conference in Sadiqabad.

"Since August 14, 1947, everyone's property and wealth should be checked and then be reached a conclusion else slinging mud on the judiciary, the Army and politicians be stopped immediately.

If proved that former prime minister Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi (late) got Rs5 million from the Army, I will deposit the amount in the national exchequer," said Mir Fazal. "I spent about 26 years of my life with Jatoi (late) as a worker and I am the witness of important incidents took place in those days.

He (Jatoi) never received any money from the Army."

He disclosed Chaudhry Nisar played a key role to create a rift between Nawaz Sharif and Mr Jatoi.

He said that PML-Q chief Chaudhry Shujaat and former governor Kamal Azfar are witnesses that during the Musharraf era, he (Jatoi) was offered prime ministerialship while the general retired was also sitting in the Prime Minister's House.

He said that Gen (r) Asad Durrani undersold his property in Sadiqabad as he (Durrani) did not want his property in Pakistan.

He quoted Durrani as saying, "Situation in the country is not favourable and can take any shape, so I do not want any property here."

The senior vice chairman stressed that mud should not be slung on the alliance like the Islami Jamhoori Ittehad formed in the past.

The  National People's Party senior vice chairman suggested, "Instead of looking into past issues, we should start thinking for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan. After the Musharraf era, the judges made appreciable verdicts and did not give in to pressure."

 He praised General (r) Mirza Aslam Beg and Gen (r) Hamed Gul, saying "we should not criticise the Army as it made sacrifices not only during war but also during peace.