Like all Pakistanis he also fails to understand as why the government of PML (N) was maneuvering to obstruct the verification of the thumb impression of the voters of the four constituencies of Lahore identified by the PTI, said Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, President Punjab PPP in a statement issued here today.
He maintained that the reluctance of the government on one pretext or another was overbearing the impression day by day that the PML (N) had some skeletons in its cupboards to hide. It is untrainable state of affairs and therefore must be addressed sooner than later, he added.
He added that the country could not afford sharp division among the political leadership because the country was in a state of war against terrorists who were determined to hijack our way of life.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo called upon the PML (N) leadership and the Election Commission to accept the demand of the PTI immediately and thus save the country from plunging into the chaotic conditions. Our plate is already full and therefore cannot chew more, he added.
He predicted that the government would land itself in bigger trouble if it continued to strive for side tracking the issue that could not be wished away by any measure of administrative audacious tactics.
Mian Manzoor Wattoo said that improvement should be brought in the electoral mechanism adopted unanimously by the previous non-controversial Parliament and the existing Parliamentary Committee for electoral reforms might consider the proposition.
He pointed out that the PPP also had reservations on the lections results of May 2013 elections but accepted the same for the continuity of the democratic process in the country. Secondly, at present the armed force are deeply engaged against terrorism and extremism that calls for the dire need of unity to defeat the menace instead of resorting to infighting.
He referred to the appeal of Chairman Bilawal Bhutto the other day in which he had called upon the political leadership to give priority in forging unity among themselves so important to defeat terrorists who had been holding back the development of the nation. There will be enough time for politics and political scoring afterwards, he opined.
He expressed the hope that the democratic means for the attainment of political objectives should prevail upon the thinking of all political parties while formulating the future strategy of doing politics in the country. The obsession to enter in the corridor of powers regardless of the nature of means is not acceptable to the PPP and the other democratic forces of the country, he concluded.