President says country to stay on path of democracy


ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday said that he always had a firm conviction that neither Pakistan would go into default nor it would derail from the path of constitutionalism and democracy.

The president expressed his views in a private Tv (Hum News) talk show programme.

Responding to various queries, the president expressed his optimism that election in the two provinces would be held and the Supreme Court that had been seized of the matter would make a final decision.

“I still expect, that the democratic path will emerge from the Supreme Court’s proceedings,” he added.

To a question, the president said in the democratic countries, elections were not dependent upon availability of funds, census or security issues.

“In democratic set ups, delays in elections are not acceptable,” he said and added that in his letter to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), he had quoted two former US presidents who held elections despite different challenging issues.

The president opined that election in Punjab province could not be postponed on the basis of census and security situation as the situation in the country was better than 2018.


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