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DACCA: Air Marshal Asghar Khan, former PAF chief, said here today that only the people had the right to elect their representatives to run the affairs of the country according to their will.

He was addressing members of the Dacca Bar Association this afternoon [Dec 11]. Air Marshal Asghar Khan called upon the President to arrange free and fair elections through which the people could decide their own course to elect the man of their choice to run the country.

Air Marshal Asghar said that there was a need for a mass movement in the country to replace the present Government but he maintained that such a movement should be launched in a constitutional and peaceful manner.

He believed that it was possible to replace the present regime through such a constitutional and peaceful mass movement. About the change in the present regime through the BD system, he said that during his tour of West Pakistan he found that the consensus was that it would be difficult to bring about a change of administration under the existing system. — Agency

Published in Dawn, December 11th, 2018

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