Elections would not be postponed under any circumstances, PM

Islamabad: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that elections will be held in time and it would not be postponed under any circumstances.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of Gujar Khan Campus of Virtual University in Islamabad on Thursday, he said that the elections would be held in free and transparent manner.

He declared that nobody can derail democracy in the presence of independent judiciary and free media.

The Prime Minister said that the future of Pakistan is link with democracy and all the political forces would defend democracy.

He said that this is first time in the history of Pakistan that assemblies are completing their term.

He said that the PPP has rendered great sacrifices for democracy, supremacy of the constitution and parliament and welfare of common man.

He said that credit goes to Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto who gave political conscience to poor segments of the society.

Raja Pervez Ashraf said that Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto scarified their lives for democracy.

He said that the present government has not victimized its opponents because we believe in democracy.

The Prime Minister said that education is must for national development and the same has been advised by father of the nation, Quaid-i-Azam and Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

Raja Pervez Ashraf also launched the National Internship Programme whereby more than three thousand students would be provided scholarships. An amount of two point six billion rupees have been allocated for this purpose.