Khawaja Asif says govt wants to retrieve economy, hold elections in next phase

F.P. Report

LONDON: Defense Minister Khawaja Asif on Thursday said that economic reforms are government’s top priority and elections will be held after economic situation of the country improves.

Talking to media persons, Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Asif said that if it was in his control he would bring Nawaz Sharif back the coming day but the decision about his return will be taken by the party leadership.

He further said that Imran Khan’s anti-America narrative is worthless and Arif Alvi, Omar Sarfaraz Cheema and Qasim Suri violated the constitution of the country.

The minister said that he is a political workers and does not believe in arrest of opponents.

We will not act like Imran Khan under any circumstances and now everything will be as per law and constitution, he added.

It merits mention that during a meeting between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif, it was agreed that there is no possibility of early elections in the country and general elections will be held only after the completion of electoral reforms.

It was also agreed that all parties related to the economic issues would be taken into confidence.

Nawaz Sharif directed to formulate a strategy to minimize the burden on the people while asked the PML-N leaders to make preparations for the general elections.

According to PML-N sources, former Prime Minister emphasized to complete election and constitutional reforms as soon as possible and to expose the corruption of Imran Khan and other PTI members with evidence.