Imran Khan to remain PM for next 15 days: Rashid
He urged the overseas Pakistanis to make sure Imran Khan gets 2/3 majority this time. Rashid said that the Supreme Court will not go against the NA deputy speaker's ruling on the no-confidence motion.
Islamabad: Hours after President Dr Arif Alvi dissolved the National Assembly on the advice of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Sunday said that Imran Khan will remain prime minister of the country for the next 15 days.
Talking to the media in Islamabad, the government was mulling over the possibility of fresh elections for the past two to three days but the opposition was taunting the government of being “selected”.
“Now, they will know when they [the opposition] will communicate with the people… those who used to call us selected will become silent,” he added.
Rashid said that the election campaign has been underway in his city, Rawalpindi, for the past four days. “Soon we will have a caretaker setup and the country will hold transparent elections without the [electronic voting] machines.”
He urged the overseas Pakistanis to make sure Imran Khan gets 2/3 majority this time. Rashid said that the Supreme Court will not go against the NA deputy speaker’s ruling on the no-confidence motion.
Talking exclusively to Express News, he said that the deliberations for fresh elections were going on for the past four days but former president Asif Ali Zardari had become a “hurdle” in the process but both JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif were ready.
“They were seeking more time but it is not possible as the country had a situation akin to civil war.”
The interior minister also said that the apex court had never ruled against the NA speaker’s ruling. “I’ve just met Imran Khan and he will continue as prime minister for the next 15 days and take a few tasks as well,” he added. He urged the nation to prepare for the general elections.