President Zardari assures elections will be on time

Saturday, January 19th, 2013 12:42:05 by

President Asif Ali Zardari has said elections would be held on time per the constitution and no delay in polls would be allowed even for a day.


“Those seeking to postpone elections have been frustrated. No one will be allowed to derail the election process on any pretext,” the president said.


He said that no-one will be allowed to derail general elections on any pretext and reiterated his resolve about holding the polls on time, without delay of even one day.


He further stated it is a vindication of the policy of reconciliation of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto that has been vigorously pursued by the present democratic government.


The President said democracy and reconciliation have won. The unity shown by democratic political forces in safeguarding democracy is most laudable that needs to be preserved and strengthened.


He said that elections will be held on time and will not be delayed even for a day and in accordance with the dictates of the Constitution. Those seeking to postpone elections have been frustrated. No one will be allowed to derail the election process on any pretext.


The President felicitated Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf‚ the coalition parties in the government‚ all the democratic opposition political parties and the democratic elements in civil society and media for the role played by them in ensuring a peaceful and successful resolution of the demonstration in Islamabad.


He complimented the Interior Ministry and the law enforcers under it for deftly handling the situation in maintaining law and order and keeping the demonstrators safe from security threats. They demonstrated commendable restraint despite provocation in allowing the demonstration to run out of steam.


The President also congratulated all those involved in negotiations for their skill and perseverance in successfully concluding negotiations.

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