Thursday July 21, 2022

Sheikh Rasheed Warns of Riots If Elections Not Announced

LAHORE: Former interior minister and Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed on Thursday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to intervene and order immediate general elections in the country.

Sheikh Rashid appealed to the top court to take suo motu notice on the prevailing political crisis and order immediate elections in the country.

The former Interior Minister said that the last date of the tenure of the present government is August 30 next year but the general elections shold be announced before that.

He expressed these views while addressing a press conference in Lahore.

Talking about inflation and high prices, Sheikh Rashid criticized the coalition government. He said the situation was quite alarming as the people were suffering due to financial problems. He regretted that the country was heading towards anarchy and fresh elections were the only way forward to save the country.

Rashid blamed former president Asif Ali Zardari for trying to buy the consciences of the MPAs ahead of the crucial Punjab CM election.

He said Asif Ali Zardari has caused a dent to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in the recent Punjab by-polls and went on to say that differences have been created between Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif.

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