Shehbaz demands transparent polls

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RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) President Shehbaz Sharif has demanded transparent general elections in 2023 while party leader Khawaja Asif has urged unity in the party.
They Addressed the PMLN workers’ convention in Rawalpindi on Sunday.
While Asif predicted that the current PTI government could collapse any moment and snap elections were possible, Shehbaz said, “We demand that transparent elections be held” in 2023.
Shehbaz said his demand for transparent elections in 2032 was directed at all institutions. PMLN’s Hanif Abbasi and several other leaders attended the convention. However, Maryam Nawaz Sharif was conspicuous for her absence from this important event.
Shehbaz Sharif praised party candidates and workers for ‘defeating’ the PTI in the cantonment boards elections held on September 21.
“We would bury the PTI for good if the next general elections were held in a transparent manner,” Shehbaz said. He said the nation has realized what had happened during the past three-and-a-quarter-year.
PMLN leader claimed a ‘selected’ prime minister was propped up to power to impede the progress that Pakistan made during the PMLN government.
Khawaja Asif also criticized the present government for, what he called, inflation and rising poverty.
However, his comments about the internal rift in the PMLN were more profound.