No restriction to hold Senate elections before time under Constitution: Shibli

Islamabad, December 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz has said under the Constitution there is no restriction to hold Senate elections before the time. In an interview with a private news channel, he said it is the duty of Election Commission of Pakistan to announce schedule for the elections while the government is seeking the apex court’s guidance regarding the early Senate elections with show of hands.

About resignation of opposition, Information Minister said the political parties are not showing any interest in resignation and the Pakistan People’s Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz are preparing for contesting bye-elections.

About long march of opposition, he said Maulana Fazl ur Rehman would run the drive alone as no one in the party is interested in resignation or long march. In reply to a question about dialogue with opposition, he said the parliament is the best forum to discuss issues. Shibli Faraz said the prime minister has also given assurance for talks with opposition except on national reconciliation ordinance.

For more information, contact:
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9103557

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