ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid on Wednesday said that this is a year of local government elections and will also contest the next general elections under the leadership of Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan.
Speaking to newsmen in Islamabad, Sheikh Rashid said reducing poverty is the agenda of Imran Khan and expressed hope that the premier will be able to control inflation in the last year of his term.
Talking about the return of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the country, Sheikh Rashid offered a plane ticket to the PML-N supremo out of his own pocket. He said Nawaz Sharif’s return to the country will have no effect on the country.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan will complete his five-year term,” Sheikh Rashid was quoted as saying. The minister said that every party wants the establishment to support it but the establishment says that it will only support the elected government of the country.
Last week, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid had also offered to buy a return ticket for Nawaz Sharif from his own pocket.
Speaking at a presser in Karachi, the minister had said that Prime Minister Imran Khan is not going anywhere as local bodies elections in Punjab will be held until June, bringing an end to the four-year tenure of the incumbent government. – NNI