Lahore, Jul 18 (PTI) Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday vowed to complete the term of his coalition government after suffering a “shameful defeat” in the Punjab Assembly bypolls and not acceding to ousted Prime Minister Imran’s demand for early elections. indicated. Khan, who is currently riding the wave of his popularity in the country.
A senior leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) said, “The PML-N leadership has decided not to heed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Imran Khan’s demand for early elections. ” After a meeting of top party leaders, chaired by the Prime Minister, here on Monday evening.
The cricketer-turned-politician on Monday urged the PML-N-led federal government to immediately announce the date of the next general election after his party’s (PTI) thumping victory in the Punjab bypolls.
Khan’s party won 15 of Punjab’s 20 assembly seats in the by-polls on Sunday, in a major blow to the prime minister’s son and chief minister Hamza Shahbaz, who is sure to lose his office.
This victory has ensured that the PTI and the Pakistan Muslim League-Qaeda (PML-Q) form a coalition government after a landslide victory in the Punjab Assembly with a majority of seats.
Elections for the post of Chief Minister of Punjab will be held on July 22 on the orders of the Supreme Court.
In the meeting, PM Shahbaz was also informed about the reasons for his party’s poor performance in the home ground.
The main reasons for the humiliating defeat of the PML-N at the hands of PTI were the decision to give tickets to the PTI turncoats, the unprecedented rise in the prices of petroleum and electricity, non-active participation of party workers. n leader introspection.
Meanwhile, key leaders of the ruling coalition – PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chair Asif Ali Zardari and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman were arrested. to be done. Telephone conversation in the wake of defeat of allies in Punjab by-elections.
The three leaders, after thoroughly reviewing the political situation, decided to formulate a joint political strategy on whether to hold early elections or not.
PML-N spokesperson and Federal Information Minister Maryam Auranzeb said in a statement that Shahbaz had invited the leadership of the coalition government to Lahore for Tuesday (July 19) to discuss the situation arising after the by-elections in Punjab.
Meanwhile, PM Shahbaz said that Imran Khan is running a nefarious campaign to defame national institutions which tantamounts to weakening Pakistan.
“Every speech by Imran Niazi shows how unfit he is to hold public office. Under his direct watch, PTI has launched a heinous campaign to defame national institutions and thereby weaken Pakistan. He is rewriting Machiavellian principles of politics in the lust of power,” Shahbaz said in a tweet. PTI MZ PY PE PY
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