MULTAN: Soliciting support for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s candidate Dr Yasmin Rashid in NA-120 by-election, PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday announced that his party will hold a rally in Lahore on September 14 ahead of by-election, ARY News reported.
Talking to media persons here, Qureshi said that barring lawmakers to campaign for upcoming by-election in Lahore’s NA-120 constituency by Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is deplorable.
“The party’s central leadership has been denied entry in the constituency for by-election campaign,” he added.
Qureshi anticipated a tough contest between PTI and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidates in the by-election, scheduled for September 17 next month.
He said the party would ensure leaving no stone unturned for a great triumph in NA-120 by-poll. “The party will put all efforts to gain confidence of the masses through a rally in the city,” he vowed.
Responding a question with regard to Pak-America ties and the foreign minister’s expected tour after Trump’s allegations, Qureshi said: “We want the foreign minister to take the National Assembly on board; [moreover] a session has been called on Monday.” Adding, the party will announce its plan of action following the session.
Praising the government’s decision of calling the assembly’s session, he said the party will deem the government’s stance before adopting a stance on foreign policy.
Laying emphasis on national unity, Qureshi said that it’s a national issue and demands unity to give befitting reply to US president Donald Trumo and Indian PM Narendra Modi.
“I am glad the way China, Iran, Turkey, and Russia backed Pakistan as Trump unveiled his new policy for South Asia,” he further said.