Polls should be held on time says Pakistan Prime Minister

Vastavam web: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today said polls should be held on time as neither the government nor the opposition are in favour of any delay in the upcoming general election.Abbasi made a farewell address during the 14th National Assembly’s final session urs before the end of five-year term of the parliament at midnight tonight.Not even a dayjust ho’s delay will be acceptable, he said referring to the election due to be held on July 25.The current problems faced by Pakistan can only be resolved through a government which comes through the will of the people, said Abbasi.

He said timely holding of elections is a constitutional requirement and “we would not allow even a day’s delay in the conduct of polls”.He also proposed national dialogue to define the relationship among institutions and forge consensus on critical issues.The prime minister said economy of the country has been revamped and a growth rate of about six per cent has been achieved. He claimed Pakistan has become an investment destination for foreign and local investors adding radical tax reforms have been introduced while the energy crisis has been overcome due to prudent policies of his government.Abbasi said the government has brought a revolution in internal and regional connectivity. He said 1,700 kilometers long motorways have either been completed or in completion phase across Pakistan. He said western corridor will open up Balochistan.

He said merger of the tribal region with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is also a hallmark of the government.He also thanked Speaker Ayaz Sadiq and Leader of Opposition Syed Khursheed Shah for their leadership in running to business of the parliament.Abbasi also said that the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has turned around the economy and was leaving the county in far better shape than it inherited in 2013.