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PM invites opposition to settle issues for holding of transparent elections PDF Print E-mail
pm-ifter.jpgISLAMABAD, Aug 10 (APP): Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Friday invited opposition to sit with the government and settle issues for holding of free, fair and transparent elections.Addressing workers of Pakistan Peoples Party at an Iftar dinner here at Prime Minister House, he said, “instead of levelling allegations and disfiguring faces of each other, we should sit together and resolve issues as was done in the case of appointment of Chief Election Commissioner.”He said people will decide fate of political parties in the elections and whatever decision they will make, it will be the right verdict.“We depend on the people and they are with Pakistan Peoples Party.” He expressed confidence that PPP will emerge victorious in the next elections.He assured that elections would be held in a free, fair and transparent manner.The time for elections has approached and Pakistan Peoples Party and its workers are ready to participate in the polls.“Election is the field of PPP and we are always ready for it.”He said PPP government is making preparations for the elections will all sincerity.He said Co-Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Asif Ali Zardari has instructed that leaders and workers of PPP begin contacting people in their areas and resolve their problems.He underscored the need for healthy politics saying everybody should shun character assassination, abusive language and fighting in politics.

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