ISLAMABAD -Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira said on Monday the next general elections will be held on time and the assemblies will complete their tenure. Interacting with the media after the launch of a cleanliness drive at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences here‚ the minister reiterated that the elections would be held on time and the government would last its term. He said those who had been contesting elections using others’ support were now propagating for delay of polls after losing that support.” The minister added that President Asif Ali Zardari, in his address to an Eid Milan party in Malikwal, had clearly said the government would complete its constitutional term and general elections would be held on time. “How elections can be delayed,” Kaira questioned as he argued that the law and order situation in the country was better compared to that of 2008. To a question, Kaira said the Opposition Leader in the National Assembly, Chaudhry Nisar, always pursued his own policy regardless of his party’s stance. To prove his point, he said that PML-N President Nawaz Sharif had agreed to accept a probe into the Asghar Khan case through the FIA, but Nisar remained stuck to his stance of opposing it. About the Developing-8 summit, the minister said the holding of the summit in Islamabad had helped raise the image of the country. He said heads of the Islamic countries had attended the conference in which various agreements were signed that would prove beneficial for all the participants. About Chaudhry Nisar’s objections to convening of the summit during Muharram, Kaira said the month of Muharram was sacred for all Muslims, but it did not require suspension of routine works. About the presence of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in the conference, the minister said the PPP chief just attended the moot while President Zardari and Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar represented Pakistan. Kaira, to another question, said the ban on pillion bike riding and suspension of cellular services helped maintain peace and security during Ashura. He said Rehman Malik’s decision to ban pillion riding and suspend cellular services had been taken after consultations with the prime minister. “No minister can take any decision at his/her choice,” he said, adding that no doubt the people faced difficulties, but the decision had been taken in their benefit. He also claimed that the statement of Minister for Religions Affair Syed Khursheed Shah that Rehman Malik took decision on his own was published out of context.  Responding to a query, he said NICH hospital had been established in the Capital, while dispensary in Bhara Kahu had been converted to hospital to facilitate the people. The minister observed the country was faced with terrorism and journalists had also been its victim. He assured that full security would be provided to the journalist community.