Khanewal, Punjab: Federal Minister for Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Affairs and president of PPP Punjab chapter Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo said here on Sunday that consultation on caretaker setup is going on and the government has established contacts with all the political parties in this regard.
Talking to local newsmen, he said, “Elections will be held on time. The assemblies would stand dissolved on March 16 after which the caretaker government would hold polls in two months.”
He added that a caretaker government, acceptable to all, would be established so that nobody gets opportunity to derail the democracy. “Country is passing through critical phase and cannot afford such a situation.
Wattoo, formerly a PML leader, said it’s PMLN and not PMLQ, who has objection on him being the president of PPP Punjab. Wattoo claimed he never compromised on principles and said, “We are doing politics of reconciliation and never use abusive language against opponents.
Criticizing Dr. Tahirul Qadri of Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran, who has announced holding long march from Lahore to Islamabad on January 14, Wattoo said, “A Maulvi has to lead prayers and not to do politics, which only the politicians has to do. Why he has jumped into when no other religious party has any objection to democratic process of holding elections”