Lahore, The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have agreed to hold the next general elections in the first quarter of the next year. The two parties reached the decision after rounds of talks between the ”negotiators” following behind-the-door consultations, reports the Daily Times.
The two parties were of the opinion that it is the legitimate right of the people to elect a government of their choice and no other person, institution or hierarchy should have the power to snatch this fundamental power from them. The two parties decided that they should work together to go to the people for next mandate.
“The discussion in the media, political and bureaucratic circles about winding up of the system and installation of a Bangladesh-like set-up consisting of technocrats for some period and its repercussions was also scrutinised in the meetings,” said a source. Sources said the two parties have agreed to slash the period of three months from the incumbent assemblies and hold elections in the second week of March 2013. For this purpose, the current legislature can be dissolved in the first week of December.