HARIPUR: Qaumi Watan Party chairman Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao said here on Tuesday that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government had failed on all fronts after a massive economic downslide in the country, making life miserable for the people.

“The situation necessitates that fresh general elections should be held to take the country out of the prevailing crises,” Mr Sherpao said while talking to mediapersons after attending funeral prayers of the wife of his personal secretary Ali Asghar Khan in Malikyar village here.

He said that the record price hike had exposed the people to mental stress to the level that they were committing suicides as they were unable to feed their children.

“The prevailing situation clearly indicates that the government has no policy to provide any relief to the masses,” the QWP chairman said, adding the agenda of ‘change’ of the ruling PTI had increased the poverty ratio in the country. He said the rulers had themselves rendered thousands of people jobless despite their hollow promises of new jobs. Answering a question, Mr Sherpao said the people were left with the only option of ousting this inept govt to get out of the prevailing crisis.

“We just need to remove the PTI government for protecting the country from further devastation,” Mr Sherpao said and called for holding free, fair and transparent elections.

About the use of electronic voting machines in next general election, he said the PDM had already rejected the legislation about the EVMs.

Published in Dawn, December 1st, 2021

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