Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that holding of immediate general elections is the need of the hour. He said that his party wants stability of democratic system and postponement of general elections is not acceptable at all. He said that the change should be through ballot and not bullet and the need for fresh mandate is more than ever now to steer the country out of crises.
He was talking to the leader of Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadees Pakistan, Senator Prof. Sajid Mir at Model Town, today. Matters of mutual interest and overall political situation of the country was discussed on the occasion. There was a consensus of opinion between both the leaders that general elections should be held on time and in a transparent manner. Secretary General Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadees Pakistan, Hafiz Abdul Karim was also present on the occasion. The Chief Minister said that the inefficient rulers have not taken any practical step for elimination of terrorism, corruption, loadshedding, unemployment and poverty. He said that Pakistan is passing through the most critical phase of its history and Peoples Party government has badly failed on every front.
He said that the political leadership will have to adopt a national policy for steering the country out of crisis. He said that incompetent rulers have defamed democracy in the name of conciliation and the whole nation is anxiously waiting for new elections. He said that it is hoped that through the power of vote, the masses will bring forward an honest, committed and public-spirited leadership which would solve the problems of the country. He said that if the grievances of the people are not redressed the country will plunge into anarchy and chaos. He said that the day of accountability of such elements which use power to safeguard their personal interests is very near. He said that Punjab government of Pakistan Muslim League-N has taken revolutionary measures during the last four and a half years for the uplift and betterment of the masses.
He said that metro bus project is in the final stages of completion and will result in availability of modern, speedy, comfortable and economical transport facilities to the people. He said the fare rate of metro bus will be kept within the reach of the common man and this state-of-the-art project will bring about revolutionary changes in the transport sector.