PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif has said his party does not seek mid-term elections and wants the elected government to complete its full phrase.He was addressing a press meeting at his Raiwind home after a meeting of senior party leaders on Monday.
Referring to the use of the word ‘ultimatum’ during presentation of his 10-point agenda last week, Nawaz clarified that he never used it. He said his party would extend assistance to the federal government for the implementation of its plan after it withdrew raise in oil rates.He said the party would submit its 10-point agenda to the PPP government in a couple of days. A four-member committee, headed by Senator Ishaq Dar with Sardar Mehtab Abbasi, Pervaiz Rashid and Abdul Qadir Baloch as its member, has been constituted for consultations with the government on the agenda, he added.He said his party had acted as a responsible opposition by reaching out to the federal government for resolving crises.
“The government should reduce officials having negative image and replace them with honest and upright people. The federal government should take back loans availed on political grounds and got waived off subsequently. It should evolve a procedure to fix the costs of daily use products. All courts’ decisions, including the one on NRO, should be implemented. Election Commission should be reconstituted. A 30 percent cut in government expenditure should be imposed besides reducing the size of federal cabinet.
He said PM Yousaf Raza Gilani has become a more powerful PM after the 18th Amendment to the constitution. The PML-N chief rejected to talk about the matter of appointment of Punjab governor. Nawaz demanded probe into the killing of Benazir Bhutto and Akbar Bugti.