Sheikh Rashid Claims Nation Will Soon Hear About Elections In October

Sheikh Rashid Claims Nation Will Soon Hear About Elections In October
Awami Muslim League (AML) chief and former interior minister Sheikh Rashid has claimed that the matters regarding fresh elections have been settled and that the nation will soon get to know about elections in October.

Sheikh Rashid, in a tweet today (Friday), said that instead of a by-election, matters have been decided on a new election, and that very soon, the nation would be hearing about the dates of the new election, as well as the new election commission and caretaker government.

"Those who are in quarantine have also agreed to the election, only Fazlur Rahman is left," he tweeted, in an apparent reference to Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-Chair Asif Ali Zardari who contracted Covid on his return from Dubai.

He said that the dollar being at Rs 250, couple with a 10 rupee hike in the price of electricity and LPG will shut down the markets.

He further said that the political reputation of the coalition government has turned to ashes, and they are neither able to go out in public, nor are they able to escape or 'call from abroad', referring to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Supremo Nawaz Sharif who has been in London since 2019.

"Now the people of God will decide. Democracy has become a joke and the Assembly a spectacle," he said.

His tweets came a day after Interior Minsiter Rana Sanaullah urged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan to dissolve assemblies in PTI-governed Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as it was a prerequisite of his demand for general elections.

At a press conference on Thursday he said that Nawaz Sharif had also wanted to go towards fresh elections however “this man [Imran] is asking for the sacking of chief election commissioner without realising that fact that the CEC cannot be replaced without fulfillment of a required constitutional process.”