Election delay would be detrimental for Pakistan: Shehbaz

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and former prime minister Shehbaz Sharif said that if elections are delayed it would be detrimental to Pakistan.

In an interview with a private news channel, the Ex-pm said that PML-N has kicked off its election campaign if elections are delayed now it would be detrimental for Pakistan and democracy, hence PML-N would resist if any efforts were made to delay elections.

He said the 13-parties coalition government rescued the country from economic default in the 16-month tenure.

Shehbaz claimed if the May 9 incidents had not occurred the PTI founder and former prime minister would have not been jailed.

Related: Feb 8 elections to decide Pakistan s fate, says Shehbaz Sharif

Last week, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif asserted that the all-important Feb 8 general elections would decide the fate of Pakistan, urging voters to draw the map of future after examining the past.

Shehbaz Sharif pointed out that the PML-N has launched its election campaign, which will be carried out by party s top leadership, including Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Hamza Shehbaz.

He also regretted the ouster of three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif – which according to him – halted the country s growth. “The country was on the path of prosperity with Nawaz Sharif s commitment,” he said, adding that everyone knows what happened in 2017.

The former premier also pointed out the “achievements” of PMLN-led government, which also included end to loadsheding and development of agriculture sector and

Terming former chief justice Saqib Nisar a pawn , Shehbaz regretted that the former was used to overthrow Nawaz Sharif-led government – which halted the country s progress. “The country would have reached many milestones if Nawaz Sharif wasn t ousted,” he added.

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