“Non-party based elections are held only during the dictatorial rule. But, as the Sharif brothers are production of Ziaul Haq’s era, they are adopting dictatorial attitude in a democratic set up,” said PPP’s Northern Punjab President, Imtiaz Safdar Warraich while addressing a news conference at Lahore Press Club on Monday.
He alleged that PML-N was afraid of party-based local polls after facing defeat in the by-elections. Safdar said PPP would not become part of elections not held on a party basis.
Reacting to Chief Minister Punjab’s statement that he preferred electricity over democracy, the PPP leader said that the people of Punjab wanted democracy to flourish and it could only be the desire of the Punjab CM to roll back the democratic system.
He said electricity would not come by setting up camp offices at Minar-e-Pakistan. “There would have been no loadshedding in Punjab at the moment had the Punjab government spent enough money on power production instead of wasting funds on laptops, sasti roti and flyovers,” he observed.
To a question, he said that unlike the PML-N, the PPP would not create rumpus in Punjab Assembly at the time of presentation of Punjab budget. He said PML-N wanted to de-rail democracy because it did not see a bright future ahead for itself.