By M J Hayat
LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and senator Ch Sarwar has said that the PTI has done record development works in KPK and as the results of that, the party will from its government all across the country, making a clean sweep in the upcoming elections.
He was speaking at a press conference at the PTI Chairman’s Secretariat on the occasion of announcement of PTI candidate Mian Hammad Azhar’s support in NA-126 and withdrawal of his candidature by PML-Q’s Mian Munir on Wednesday.
The PTI other leaders, including Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed, Shaqat Mehmood and others were also present on the occasion.
Ch Sarwar said that that a number of PML-N supporters are willing to join the PTI.
“The PTI will make a clean sweep in Lahore. The PML-N might hardly be able to secure only two seats in Lahore. The reason for this is that the performance of last governments was equal to nothing,” he said adding that awareness is rising among public now and they know that there is only one leader and one party that can fulfill their hopes and that is Imran Khan and PTI.
In reply to a question of this scribe about the incomplete projects impact on the PTI upcoming election, the senator said that whenever he met foreign diplomats, they used to say that no party has ever elected twice in KPK, but PTI is standing on triple lead in election surveys in KPK this time. Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed also claimed that the PTI will make a clean sweep in Lahore and highlighted that the press conference was arranged for Mian Munir who is the senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League Q and will support Mian Hammad Azhar in the election instead of fighting the election. “We are thankful to him on the behalf of Chairman PTI Imran Khan and other senior leadership that he decided to accept the request.
“I submitted my documents which got accepted and approved but Ch Pervaiz Elahi said that the party has reached an agreement with PTI,” he said adding that Mian Hammad Azhar was his closest friend and he decided to support him. I invite all of you as well to support PTI so that the future of Pakistan could change.
Mian Munir’s support matters a lot to us as it has fulfilled the deficiency he had in the chances of us winning the elections. Success is certain now. I would like to talk about 79-3, the article we got added in Election Act 2017 with great effort. The code of conduct of election commission was designed so that the expenditure of a candidate could be reduced. Size of the streamers and banners were reduced in the code of conduct so that people from middle class could also participate in the general elections and the election does not remain restricted to elite class only. The condition they put was Rs0.7million would have to be paid for that just a soft copy which means ECP is going strictly against its code of conduct. We have contacted the authorities of election commission to take notice of the issue and to make the charges moderate.
Shaqat Mehmood said that that election commission of Pakistan is demanding Rs0.7 million for voting lists soft copy which is against all rules and regulation. He demanded that the election commission should withdraw such irrelevant condition
Hammad Azhar thanked Mian Munir for withdrawing his documents in his respect.