`Next general election in Pak to be held on time`
Islamabad: The Pakistan People’s Party-led government will complete its five-year term and the next general election will be held on time, Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said on Monday.
Only elements "who had been contesting elections with others` backing" are now talking about delaying the polls after losing that support, he said during an interaction with journalists here.
Kaira, a close aide of President Asif Ali Zardari, said the law and order situation in the country was much better than that in 2008, when the last general election was held.
Therefore, the polls could not be delayed on the pretext of a poor law and order situation, he said.
He noted that during his speech at a recent rally at Malikwal in Punjab, the President had clearly said that the government would complete its constitutional term and the general election would be held on time.
The PPP-led government is set to complete its term in March next year and polls are expected to be held before May.
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