Next general election to be held in 2018: Muqam

SWABI, Dec 9 (APP): Advisor to the Prime Minister Engr Amir Muqam Friday said next general election would be held as per schedule in 2018.

There was no justification of seeking resignation from an elected
prime minister, who would complete his five-year tenure as mandated by the people, he said while talking to media persons here after arranging rapprochement between the two rival families of Haji Rafique and Niaz who have lost many lives over the years.

The families ended their enmity and reconciled with one another
here at a jirga, held after hectic efforts made by Amir Muqam.

Amir Muqam said the Panama Papers case being heard by the Supreme Court had no substance and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan was getting depressed because of its expected dismissal.

He said Imran should know that in democracy the elected prime minister could only be changed through people’s votes.

He said he had already predicted that Imran Khan would back out of his demand for the formation of commission to probe the Panama Papers and the Supreme Court’s observation on the issue was a testimony to that fact.

The advisor said Imran Khan only considered himself and the people around him as honest and fair. He was staging dramas to save his dwindling politics, but the people were aware of his tactics and would not fall in his trap, he added.