Won’t dissolve assemblies, says PM

ISLAMABAD: There is no political crisis in the country and elections will be held on time. All the elected assemblies will complete their constitutional tenures, said Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday.

Abbasi stated this during a meeting with a delegation of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) at the Prime Minister’s House. The delegation included President of APNS Sarmad Ali, Secretary Umar Shaheen, Rameeza Majid Nizami and Mumtaz Tahir.

The prime minister said from now onwards the political decisions would be made in polling stations and not in courts. “We do not see any instability. Whatever may be the case I won’t dissolve assemblies and elections will be held on time,” he added.

For the first time in the history of Pakistan, civil and military leadership is on the same page. Abbasi said keys to the treasury were in his hands.

“Nawaz Sharif has never advised me on phone, through text message or personally.

“As prime minister, I have complete authority. People voted for Nawaz Sharif and not me. Fata will be part of KP but it cannot happen overnight. In the current history of this country only four leaders have been born, that is, Nawaz Sharif, Benazir, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Imran Khan.

“PML-N as a political party has matured. Right after three days of the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif a new prime minister had taken charge. The political turbulence has also affected CPEC. The last caretaker government was made with the consent of all parties. It issued 45,000 arms licenses and even did more corruption than Zardari,” the prime minister said.

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