ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday said the practice of stealing elections and lodging false cases should be stopped.
Talking to media outside the accountability court in Islamabad, PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the country should be run according to the constitution and there will be no need for electoral reforms. He said electronic voting machines will create more ambiguity.
The PML-N leader said Prime Minister Imran Khan visited empty markets. He said the treatment of government officials with an officer was witnessed by all and they should ask for forgiveness as the employees are not their personal servants.
The erstwhile premier went on to say that the flour price had not doubled in three years in Pakistan’s 73-year history, and demanded PM Imran to form a commission over the matter. The electricity rates increased by 200% in three years, he said.
Abbasi further said that nothing will happen with SOP and guidelines, corona is spreading in the country, there is a fear of lockdown, earlier there was Tiger Force and now the army has been called in.
The former prime minister said that the highest inflation was recorded in April.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi further said that the Prime Minister said that he would personally monitor the prices in Ramadan. The price of electricity has increased by 200% in the last three years.
The PML-N leader said that it has been 2 years since the sugar scandal, the Chinese mafia exported sugar which created a crisis, no action was taken to reduce the price of sugar, a case was lodged against Tareen, then the investigating officer was changed.