ISLAMABAD, Federal Ministry for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal said that the elections should be held under the new census while highlighting October 2023 as a suitable time for polls.
Talking to the private news channel, he said that according to the constitution, elections were held on constituencies so there should be census first.
He said that after the news census, new constituencies would be formed and without it, election would not be transparent.
He questioned that did they (PTI) want to hold elections under circumstances that would create more conflicts and chaos in the country.
Ahsan Iqbal added that Imran khan did not dissolve the KPK and Punjab assembly with good intentions rather he dissolved the assembly to choke the system.
He further said that there was no need for the dissolution of assemblies.
Talking to media at Narowal, he said that it would be better if waited for a while, adding that Imran Khan himself had said that general elections should be held under new census. He further said that now country could not afford political instability.
Ahsan Iqbal said that PML-N was not escaping from polls, adding that it would be better if elections held at once. He said, “Holding of elections again and again puts burden on national kitty.” He further said that PML-N had started preparation for elections.