If opposition resigns, by-polls be conducted on vacant seats: Imran Khan

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If opposition resigns, by-polls be conducted on vacant seats: Imran Khan

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Prime Minister, Imran Khan has categorically stated that by-polls would be conducted on vacant seats if the opposition resigned. He expressed these views while speaking to TV anchors and other senior journalists.

The premier said he was ready to speak to the opposition except for the NRO. The PM’s statement has come after the anti-government alliance announced to submit resignations by December 31. Maulana Fazal ur Rehman said all lawmakers from the opposition would submit their resignations to their party chiefs.

However, the prime minister appeared unperturbed. He reiterated the point that by holding rallies, the opposition wanted to spread chaos and destabilize the government. “For me, this is a defining moment because it is a struggle for the rule of law,” the prime minister said, adding that by the end of the five-year term the difference between his government and the previous ones would be clear to all citizens.

When a journalist asked him why the opposition app­eared confident in the last few weeks, the prime minister smiled and said his confidence level was also improving. “They can only use constitutional means to remove me,” he added. How­ever, he said he knew about some countries and perhaps that is why the confidence of the opposition was high.

The prime minister said Muslim countries had been made weak and there was a plan behind this. He referred to Iraq, Iran, and Syria in this context and said similarly they did not want Pakistan to be strong.

Mr. Khan emphasized that civil-military relations were very good now because the military had not become an obstacle in any of his policies that were outlined in the PTI manifesto. He said in fact he had been facilitated and there had been no resistance from the military in any policies pursued by him. He gave the example of Afghan­istan, saying that when his government came into pow­er, they did not have any ins­titutional memory on Afgha­nistan and the military facilitated his policy.

If opposition resigns, by-polls be conducted on vacant seats: Imran Khan

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