ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretary General Asad Umar said on Wednesday that the ruling Pakistan Movement for Democracy (PDM) coalition is running away from local government elections as they know they are facing “humiliation”. in the capital.
At a corner meeting on the LG polls in the federal capital, he said the defeat of the 13-party alliance was “the writing on the wall” and that’s why they were scared.
“There is no modesty or shame. His [PDM] The move to postpone the LG elections in the capital to increase the number of union councils just weeks before the December 31 polling day shows the regime’s fear of facing the masses,” he added.
He said that PTI will not let them escape even though the present government is already afraid of holding general elections and facing public in local elections.
On Monday, the federal government decided that the elections would be held in 125 union councils instead of the existing 101 union councils.
On the other hand, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is avoiding contesting the LG polls in Islamabad, fearing a humiliating defeat, PTI said.
PTI leader Ali Nawaz Awan on Wednesday challenged in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) the summary approved by the federal government on Monday through the Ministry of Home Affairs.
After challenging the government’s decision in the IHC, former MNC Awan said his party is ready to get majority seats to elect its mayor and that’s the reason why PML-N and Co are busy with such things. .
He said PML-N was trying to delay the elections in the name of increasing the number of union councils as it could not find candidates for many seats due to PTI’s popularity in the federal capital.
Copyright Business Writer, 2022