PM urges Imran to show political maturity by accepting by-poll results

Published: October 15, 2015
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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses the ground breaking ceremony of Gulpur Hydropower project in Azad Kashmir on October 12, 2015. PHOTO: PID

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses the ground breaking ceremony of Gulpur Hydropower project in Azad Kashmir on October 12, 2015. PHOTO: PID

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has advised the leadership of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to show political maturity and accept the results of recently held by-polls in Punjab.

“I invite those people, who are trying to pull our legs, to come and contribute in the development of Pakistan,” PM Nawaz said in a veiled jibe at PTI chief Imran Khan.

Addressing a gathering at Kotli, Azad Kashmir, where the prime minister laid down foundation stone for 102 megawatt Gulpur Hydel Power Project, Nawaz confessed that his party had erroneously issued the party ticket to a wrong candidate but said the PTI’s candidate still lost in the Okara by-poll.

“We accepted your demand of re-elections but you are still not accepting the results,” PM Nawaz said, adding the results of Punjab by-polls were rejected within just 48 hours.

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The premier went on to add that while the PML-N government was aiding the country’s development, there were others who were putting hurdles in the way of the country’s progress.

Further, PM Nawaz once again reiterated his commitment to resolve the energy crisis, claiming that power outages would end well before his government’s tenure. “By the end of 2017 or at the start of 2018 load-shedding in this country will be gone forever.”

The prime minister went on to say that the current government was not only trying to address the issue or power load-shedding but also looking into produce electricity at cheaper rates. “It is our government’s top priority to make electricity available at cheaper rates to farmers and LNG, coal and water-based power projects will help produce cheap electricity.”

Read: PM Nawaz to lay foundation of 1156MW power plant in Sheikhupura

The premier further claimed that 33 per cent work has already been done on the Gulpur power project, adding that the project is the manifestation of the interest and trust of foreign investor in Pakistan.

“We are working on a number of small power projects in the area as well as some mega projects down the Indus cascade,” he said.

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Reader Comments (16)

  • JaaliPM
    Oct 15, 2015 - 3:13PM

    Oh Mr. PM dont act so innocent.you did not accept any demands for relections – Ayaz Sadiq was disqualified by the courts – re-elections for NA122 were imminentRecommend

  • Iqbal
    Oct 15, 2015 - 3:19PM

    Bravo Mr. PM!Recommend

  • z
    Oct 15, 2015 - 3:44PM

    Dear PM, please focus on development, curbing terrorism and other attention seeking projects etc. and please don’t worry about these ignorant. Sane people of Pakistan will always be with you InshaAllah and this group of people will grow exponentially soon. Pakistan Zindabad, PM PaindabadRecommend

  • Taslim Khan
    Oct 15, 2015 - 3:51PM

    IK wants to be on the throne. For this he can go any extreme.Recommend

  • abdullah
    Oct 15, 2015 - 3:59PM

    Finish electricity problems and you have my vote for sure in 2018.will not waste by voting PTI.nothing done in KPK all we see is dharna and drama.Recommend

  • Jehangir Butt
    Oct 15, 2015 - 4:15PM

    All Imran Khan have done so far is dharna, dhandli, hundi (illegal money transfer), civil disobedience, gali, ilzam.
    PTI do some positive and you will have your turn, otherwise last eight after dharna have proven your worth.Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Oct 15, 2015 - 4:42PM

    Mian Sahib don’t mind his verbal accusations. He has lost each and every opportunity to prove his case. This time his own Shera will not accompany him if he decides to start another dharna.Recommend

  • Oct 15, 2015 - 4:52PM

    We are with you PM ” please go ahead with your development agenda”.Recommend

  • Ebaad
    Oct 15, 2015 - 6:02PM

    @abdullah:
    Everyday someone like you appear on this site and posts comments like ‘I ll not vote PTI’ or ‘I wasted my vote on PTI’ or ‘PTI disappointed me’ bla bla bla.
    Yet when elections are held in PMLN bastion, PTI votebank increases and PMLN votes decrease. So I would suggest you to continue this propaganda because its working, at least in PTI favor.Recommend

  • Ali
    Oct 15, 2015 - 7:58PM

    Dear PM, Ittefaq Foundry didn’t pay electricity bills and is defaulter of more than 40 millions PKR. Please can you pay that money first before putting Pakistan on progressive path…Recommend

  • Sardar
    Oct 15, 2015 - 8:08PM

    Dear Imran Khan,

    Please show some maturity, if you want elections more transparent than this then come to Parliament and do some reforms on election commission and voter list. Accuse the ruling party without proof is the biggest suicide.Recommend

  • Abdullah
    Oct 15, 2015 - 10:22PM

    @ebaad.as per your leader Ayaz sadiq shuld have got 20000 vote he got around 70000 votes.That is an answer to you.Well i have decided not to be a blind follower of pti like you .I was born free and cant be a slave mentally.Those who will work for us will get a vote.its that simple.Recommend

  • mjk
    Oct 15, 2015 - 10:41PM

    IK is NOT here to play politics; he’s here to save the country from you thugs. You rig the election thousand times, IK will investigate a thousand times. No end until you give up your wicked ways or LEAVE PAKISTAN for good.Recommend

  • Tony
    Oct 16, 2015 - 1:17AM

    @Ali:
    Ittefaq boundaries has been closed since Musharraf era. Please check alas you want to keep spreading lies. Recommend

  • Ebaad
    Oct 16, 2015 - 8:42AM

    @Abdullah:
    Good try, but that is not what I was talking about. Anyways keep trying.Recommend

  • Abdullah
    Oct 18, 2015 - 10:51AM

    @ebad.Well we dont need to convince the blind followersand.Its an opinion from me which as usual a PTI memeber cant take because of the slave mentality.2013 was the peak of PTI and after it has become a party of the X-PMLN and PPP. Recommend

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