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Pakistani General elections to be held on time: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

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Ambassador,designate, of, Pakistan, to, Iraq, Mr. Sajid Bilal, called, on ,Prime Minister ,Shahid Khaqan Abbasi ,at, PM, Office ,today

By.Asghar Ali Mubarak : January, 19, 2018
Islamabad; The Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has expressed the confidence that the government will complete its tenure and general elections will be held on time.
In an interview with a private channel, he said the Senate elections will also be held according to the schedule.
To a question, he said that Senate elections cannot be postponed even if provincial assembly of any province is dissolved. He said the Senate elections will only be postponed in a province where a provincial assembly is dissolved but polls for the upper house will be held in other provinces.
The Prime Minister urged PTI and PPP to concentrate on next general elections as political instability will not serve any party.
The Prime Minister said some elements have nefarious designs to destabilize Pakistan but they will not succeed in their mission.

Mean while Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has strongly condemned the attack on the polio team in Quetta on Thursday which resulted in the loss of two precious lives.

He has called for a report on the incident from the Chief Secretary and IG Balochistan.

Expressing sympathies with the bereaved families, the Prime Minister observed that polio teams are rendering a huge national service to save our children from the crippling disease.

The Prime Minister directed the Government of Balochistan to provide foolproof security to the polio teams. Prime Minister has also strongly condemned the attack on personnel of Balochistan Constabulary in Quetta today that resulted into martyrdom of two officials. In a statement, he lauded sacrifices of Balochistan Constabulary for law and order in the province. The Prime Minister also expressed sympathies with the bereaved families.

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