Pakistan People’s Party Punjab Secretary General Tanvir Ashraf Kaira while expressing his views on the formation of the political alliance among the PTI, PML (Q) and PAT of Dr. Tahuir-ul-Qadri, has said that they should not resort to politics of agitation and use the forum of Parliament to address their grievances and thus manifest their commitment to the sanctity and usefulness of the institution.
He added that the country and the nation could not afford the slightest risk of the derailment of democracy in the country because damage to democracy would definitely hurt the federation.
This he said in a statement issued from here in the Party Secretariat today. He added that although the PPP had reservations regarding the authenticity of May 2013 elections but accepted the same only for the sake of the continuity of the political process. He favored improvement in the electoral process in absolute terms for which all parties Parliamentary committee should be formed to present its recommendations in the House to ensure the holding of free, fair and impartial elections in the country.
He added that the PTI and PML (Q) had their presence in the Parliament and therefore they should take up the issue in the Parliament in the interest of the democracy and its continuity instead of considering other options.
He called upon the government that it should not hesitate in accepting the demand of the PTI and facilitates the Election Commission in the verification of the thumb impressions of the four constituencies in Lahore as identified by the Party.
Tanvir Ashraf Kaira added that if the results proved discrepancies after the verification process then by-elections should be held to fizzle out the situation that had the potential of becoming explosive otherwise.
He said that it was the declared position of the Pakistan People’s Party that the continuity of the democratic process must not be put at risk because country’s survival and bright future depended on the continuity of the political process in the country.