Khawaja Asif says there was no chance of assemblies being dissolved

LONDON: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Thursday that there was no chance of assemblies being dissolved, reiterating his stance that elections would take place in time.

When asked to comment on Speaker Ayaz Sadiq’s remarks, Khawaja Asif said that he had only expressed concern over the ongoing situation in the country.

“There is no chance of assemblies being dissolved,” he said. “Elections will take place as per schedule.”

Khawaja Asif said that extremism had grown in the country as a result of the Afghan war. He said that Pakistan would convert extremism into moderation.

The foreign minister also spoke about the rising price of a dollar, urging people not to worry about it.

“The rate of the dollar keeps on fluctuating–at times it increases and other times it decreases–don’t get worried about currencies,” he said.

Asif said that the elected government was not unstable and after a few months would tackle all issues that Pakistan was facing.

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