Expressing concern at a statement of Pakistan Muslim League (N) president Nawaz Sharif calling for the government to step down on Wednesday, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Thursday asserted that elections will be held on time, despite the opposition’s call for snap polls.
Talking to media while visiting a utility store in Aabpara Market, the premier expressed concern at the latest statement of the opposition party chief, in which he had asked the premier to dissolve the federal and provincial assemblies and call for early elections.
The prime minister said that he was not aware as to which institutions Nawaz was referring to when calling upon them to intervene.
Nawaz had cited corruption as well as the growing lawlessness in the country as having left no option for his party but to stage a ‘long march.’
The prime minister expressed optimism that all state institutions were working within the boundaries of the constitution, to guarantee a stable future of democracy in the country.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 19th, 2011.