Qamar Zaman Kaira declared that the people who had jumped ship to PML-N were the very same culprits, who a year-and-a-half ago had attempted to manipulate Senate elections. — File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira said Thursday that conspiracies against democracy were not something new but democratic forces would foil all such efforts to derail the system.

Speaking to media representatives in Islamabad, he said: “Let me assure you that elections will be held in the country as per schedule and no undemocratic change will ever come.”

Responding to a question, he said all state organs were part of the government and an investigation would be held to check why no appropriate action was taken when intelligence agencies had warned against a possible attack on the Hazara community.

However, he said that as the matter was sub judice he could not speak more on it.

On another question, he said the leadership of the Pakistan People’s Party had tried to end the politics of confrontation and that it would be unfortunate if the approach of Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan prevails and the PML-N fails to hold direct consultations with the prime minister in order to forge a consensus on the caretaker set up.

He said the role of the caretaker prime minister would be very limited, adding that he or she would not be able to take decisions on the country’s future.

Regarding consultations on the caretaker premier, he said a constitutional path would be followed in this regard and the name would be finalised at an appropriate time.

Replying to a question on the end of governor rule in Balochistan, he said a decision would be made after consultation with all stakeholders.

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