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12:00 AM, April 06, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 06, 2018

Won't accept any delay in elections

Says Pakistan's ousted PM Sharif

Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday the country is now trapped in martial laws as he warned that his party will not accept any delay in the general election which is scheduled to be held in July.

Speaking to journalists outside the accountability court in Islamabad, which is hearing graft cases filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against his family, Nawaz Sharif claimed that a dubious game was being played in the country to which seasoned politicians were privy, The Express Tribune reported.

Terming the recently-elected Senate Chairman from Balochistan Sadiq Sanjrani a man of dubious character, Sharif said that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi should take notice of such activities.

Sharif said the country managed to attain freedom from the British but is now trapped in martial laws.

"There is no room to delay the general elections, it will not be accepted," the ruling PML-N Qaid warned.

Lashing out at former president Asif Ali Zardari, Sharif said, "I do not know the internal workings, but the antics of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-chairperson are shameful."

He also slammed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, saying a politician should have principles and an ideology.

Recalling that Khan had previously termed Zardari a disease and pledged to never shake hands with him, Sharif said, "Ask him, did PTI not stamp on the teer symbol in the Senate elections?"

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