LAHORE – PML-N President Mian Nawaz Sharif has said that President Asif Ali Zardari is a Constitutional President and Zardari can administer oath to the new Prime Minister after elections which are due next year.He stated this while talking to a private TV channel on Monday.When asked if he is elected as Prime Minister after next elections would he take oath administered by President Zardari, Nawaz said Zardari was a democratically-elected President and a working relationship with him was possible.When reminded that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has been stating that he does not accept Zardari as President, Nawaz said sometimes Shahbaz gives harsh statements and he should not do so.About Karachi situation, he said police department should be made free from political influence and criminals should be brought to justice. Secret hand is involved in spoiling the peace of Karachi, he said.Without naming any party, he said people of Karachi were sick of a particular political party.Nawaz said solution to Karachi problems was quiet possible, adding, had he been at the helm of affairs he would have summoned all the stakeholders to find a solution to the problem.Regarding his meetings with Hamid Gul and Difah-e-Pakistan Council leaders, Nawaz  said they had their own ideology but we do exchange views with them.About possible alliance with Jamaat-e-Islami, he said his party had contacts with other parties but no alliance decision had been taken so far.Criticising the PML-Q leaders, he said they had no consistent ideology as they have been working with Ziaul Haq, PML-N, Musharraf and now with PPP.He strongly rejected the propaganda about delay in upcoming elections, stressing elections cannot be postponed.Nawaz appreciated the fact that a democratic government was completing its tenure.“As Opposition we never tried to dislodge the government because PML-N respects the mandate of voters,” he said.Nawaz said PPP government would go with the votes of the people, adding, it was good that a democratic government was completing its tenure without the support of the Army.He said an independent Chief Election Commission has been formed and there was no need for Army to supervise the elections.“We have an independent Election Commission and it should decide if help if Army is needed or not,” he said.Nawaz said PPP alone was not responsible for the current crises and allies were equally responsible for the crisis.When asked about accusations by some sections about presence of Taliban in Punjab, he said intelligence agencies had made it clear in their reports that Taliban had no centres in Punjab.