LAHORE: Jamat-e-Islami chief Siraj ul Haq on Monday opposed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s demand for early elections.
While speaking to journalists after party’s consultative session at Mansoora, he said: “in case of an early election, the government will say that they were not given the opportunity to complete its tenure otherwise they would have done miracles. We won’t let anyone become a political martyr.”
Haq added that election should be called after the consent of every political party.
Responding to a question, he said that the government formed a committee for election reforms, but manipulated its recommendations in Senate.
“Amendments just to appease an individual is possible in a kingdom but not in a democracy,” he added. “Making a disqualified person, head of a political party is like murdering a Supreme Court’s decision.”
PTI Chairman Imran Khan in a press conference on Sunday demanded early elections in the country, saying that taking a fresh mandate is necessary to strengthen democracy in the state.