MULTAN
Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Vice Chairman Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Wednesday that his party had gathered solid proofs of systematic rigging and present the same on an appropriate time.
Talking to journalists here at the residence of trader leader Khawaj Suleman Siddiqui, he said that pti would not cause any delay in judicial commission’s proceedings. He hoped that the commission would timely accomplish its work. He said that he would not disclose the names of those designed plan to rig 2013 general elections as the issue was subjudice now. He added that the judicial commission had asked political parties to submit proofs of rigging and the pti had gathered solid proofs of systematic rigging . He said that although he knew the perpetrators of rigging plan, he would not make their names public at this stage.
He lashed out at the government and said that it had completely failed to deliver. “Government’s failed policies have made the lives of people highly miserable,” he added. He said that the prolonged power outages and prevailing lawlessness badly affected trading community while poor agricultural policies especially non-availability of gunny bags caused serious problems for the growers. He said that the decision for PP-196 ticket would be made soon and hoped that the pti candidate would win.
Talking to the journalists here at Multan Airport, also former prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani said that the judicial commission had been constituted and all proofs would be presented before it.
He said the PPPP was being made fully active at union council level to fully participate in upcoming local government elections. He added that the PPPP played the role of a responsible opposition and raised public voice in the National Assembly and the Senate.
He said that Zulfiqar Mirza made frustrated and unsuccessful attempts to make non-issue an issue. He said that the decision to grant ticket for PP-196 by election would be made by the parliamentary board of the party. He said that the PPPP would do more hard work keeping in view the results of local government elections.
Separately, Senate Deputy Chairman Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidri warned on Wednesday that conspiracies were being hatched to make Gawadar-Kashgar route controversial like Kalabagh Dam, asking the government to take all patriotic political parties into confidence on the issue forthwith.
Talking to the media here at Multan Airport, he said that the attempts were being made to make the corridor controversial because of China-Pak agreements. “The government should invite all political parties and take them into confidence on the corridor. For God’s sake prevent it from becoming controversial like Kalabagh Dam,” he appealed.
He said that Saudi Arab was an all-weather friend of Pakistan which supported us through thick and thin. “Even our nuclear programme was supported by Saudi Arabia. Today, when Saudi security is in jeopardy, we must express complete solidarity with them,” he said. He said, “The Muslims from entire world would rush to Saudia Arab if any one thinks to attack the holy places.”
To a query, he said that if the rigging was committed by any one in 2013 elections, it would be unveiled by the judicial commission.
COMPLAINT OFFICES TO BE SET: The Punjab government has decided to set up oversees complaint offices at the DCO offices and a Grade-17 officer will be deployed as focal person, said Commissioner Oversees Pakistanis Punjab Afzal Bhatti on Wednesday. He also directed the DCOs of all districts of Punjab to establish offices for the chairmen of oversees committees at their offices.
Addressing a meeting here, he warned that no delaying tactics on part of government officials regarding addressing complaints made by the oversees Pakistanis would be tolerated. He directed the officials concerned to attack all complaints received from oversees Pakistanis on web portal. He said that all the complaints received at district-level must be sent to the commission’s Lahore office within 24 hours.
He told the participants of the meeting that about 300 complaints had been sent by the oversees Pakistanis so far out of which 120 had been addressed while proceedings were underway on the remaining. He said that the oversees Pakistanis could get their complaints registered at WWW.ospc.punjab.gov.pk and any delaying tactic from any state official in addressing the complaint would be dealt with strictly.