LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry warned that if elections are not held on time, the party may once again head towards the federal capital, Islamabad.
He stated this during a media talk outside the Lahore High Court (LHC) and emphasized that the government must implement the decision of the Supreme Court (SC). If the government fails to do so, the party will have no option but to take to the roads and head towards Islamabad, he maintained.
Fawad expressed his frustration with the current situation, stating that there is no atmosphere for negotiations with “unserious people” while the leadership of his party is being imprisoned.
JI to hold APC
In a bid to encourage rival political opponents, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), to reach a consensus on the upcoming general elections’ date, the Jamaat-e-Islami has announced its plan to host an All-Parties Conference (APC) after Eidul Fitr.
The federal government has been reluctant to hold elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and dissolved their assemblies. The matter is under hearing in the Supreme Court, where the apex court has ordered to hold polls on May 14.
Jamaat-e-Islami Amir Siraj-ul-Haq has contacted Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and PTI chairman Imran Khan to invite them to the conference. The upcoming APC will primarily focus on the general elections issue and aims to persuade the government to hold them after May in agreement with the PTI that the polls will take place before October.