PM Abbasi rejects possibility of delay in next general election

Rejecting the possibility of any delay in the next general election, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday said the election would be held within 60 days after the completion of current assemblies’ constitutional term.

He said the name of the caretaker prime minister had not been finalized so far, adding, however, if the Opposition Leader gave him a name today he was ready to decide it right away.

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The prime minister expressed these views during an informal interaction with the newsmen here at a farewell dinner hosted by Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq in the honor of the country’s 14th National Assembly.

To a question, he was confident that the general election would be transparent. The present government would complete its term, he added.

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