Conspiracy to delay elections will meet defeat, says Shahbaz
LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday said the conspiracy underway to delay the general elections would be defeated, DawnNews reported.
In a statement issued from Lahore, the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader said opponents resentful with his party’s popularity wanted to ensure that elections be delayed.
The chief minister said the PML-N had spent five years serving the people and no one could point a finger at his administration in the country’s largest province.
Sharif added that holding the elections on time was imperative to the country’s stability, adding that the people would cast their votes based on the performances of the political parties.
Earlier on Friday, PML-N chief and Shahbaz’s brother Nawaz had said political parties calling for reconstitution of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) could foresee their defeat in the polls and were attempting to get the elections delayed.
Also on Saturday, the chief minister referring to the Lahore metro bus project said it would alleviate the problems people encountered during commuting from one place to another.
He further said that the project would be implemented in other cities as well once the provincial administration establishes that the project has succeeded in earning public trust.