MULTAN –Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Vice Chairman Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has warned that if the general elections are held under a controversial interim government, it will badly harm the country’s stability and democracy.

Talking to journalists after offering Eid prayers here at the mosque of Darbar Bahauddin Zakariya, he added that there would be a big question mark on the results of elections held by a government lacking credibility. He claimed that the masses wanted immediate change in the country because of poor performance of the government. “And the only peaceful solution is transparent elections,” he added.

Referring to appointment of the new chief election commissioner, he said that everyone had trust in the appointment of Fakhar Uddin Ji Ibrahim on this post. “This trust will strengthen his hands but yet an impartial interim government is imperative for the transparent polls,” he asserted. He said that increasing price hike, unemployment, power crisis and terrorism proved that the government had completely failed, adding that there was no justification for the rulers to remain in government.

He asked the government to refrain from conflicting with the judiciary and implement the verdicts. “If any clash with judiciary takes place, it will not only weaken national institutions but also seriously injure democracy,” he warned.

He asked prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf to write a letter to the Swiss Authorities as asked by the Supreme Court.

Referring to terrorism in different areas of the country, he said that Islam never permitted bloodshed and the way the terrorism was being committed in Mansehra, Quetta, Karachi and Waziristan was condemnable. He alleged that the government had failed to control terrorism in the country.