FAISALABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Babar Awan on Sunday said Senate elections will take place on time and no assembly would be dissolved before polls.
Awan was addressing a press conference at the residence of former Punjab senior minister Raja Riaz Ahmad.
Riaz, former health minister Badr Uddin Chaudhry, Kamran Dar, Nadeem Sindhu, Chaudhary Muhammad Iqbal, former MPA Qaisar Ali and leaders of PPP women wing were also present.
Awan said that according to a plan, Nawaz Sharif and his party were spreading rumours in the media that the Punjab Assembly would be dissolved before the Senate elections, that are scheduled to be held in March next year.
He said it is a hoax and propaganda by the PML-N loyalists to deceive people but they will not succeed in their nefarious designs.
Awan said the PML-N thought that the PPP would cease to exist after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto but the PPP is still functional and playing its dynamic role for the betterment and welfare of the masses under the visionary leadership of President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani.
Criticizing the PML-N, he said that “Takhat-e-Lahore” had created a number of problems in Punjab province. He said that about 50,000 dengue patients had been confirmed while tests of more than 900,000 patients were conducted so far.
He said that every day five to 10 persons were dying in Punjab and the provincial government had failed to save people from dengue mosquitoes.
He said that huge funds are being embezzled by the rulers in Punjab under the pretext of spray and saving people from the wrath of the dengue. The whole drama is being staged for amassing public wealth and government financial resources, he added.
He said that PML-N leaders were busy in saving their vote bank instead of redressing the miseries of people.