LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) chief Pir Pagara predicted on Sunday that he does not see general elections being held soon in the country. He was speaking to the media with former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani in Lahore.
“The ground reality is such that the elections will not be held soon, but it is everyone’s right to prepare for the elections,” he predicted.
When asked whether he would form a new alliance with Gilani, Pir Pagara, without giving a direct answer, said that he is trying to bring back all those friends he had in 1985 during the local elections in former dictator Ziaul Haq’s era.
Gilani, commenting on the elections, said that when he was the prime minister and Pir Pagara’s father was the PML-F chief, the PPP had won all elections unopposed because the party did not clash with the PML-F. “We will fight the elections together in the future as well,” Gilani hoped.
The former premier added that whenever the PPP contested elections, it fought against all odds. “We want free, fair and transparent elections. This is in our interest… I want to assure the people that free, fair and transparent elections will be held in the country.”
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