Lahore August 28 (Online Int’l): Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) President Ch Shujat Hussain has said that local polls be held on party basis. “Our party PML will fully participate in local bodies election. All political parties should put up their candidates in it and create such a tradition so that polls are just and visible also.”
He said this while talking to different Muslim League leaders at his residence here on Friday.
They included Muslim League Punjab General Secretary Senator Kamil Ali Agha, Ch Shafay Hussain, Muslim League Sindh leader Tariq Hassan, former MNA Mian Munir, Sh Umer Hayat, Faisal Hayat and Afaq Khattak of Sanghar.
On this occasion “fateha khwani” was also held for President Muslim League Lawyers Wing Punjab Alamgir Advocate, Muslim League leader and former MPA Rana Ghulam Qadir alias Munnay Khan and father-in-law of Muslim League Lahore leader Mian Asad Munir.
Ch Shujat Hussain further said that the Election Commission along with all political parties should formulate such a code of conduct so that nobody individually influences the election and it should be such an election which the people also accept. If such a culture is promoted then it will be easier for the next general election. Ch Shujat Hussain said that the winner of the election should next day visit his opponent candidates and invite them to his house and bitterness created during election campaign should be removed. Likewise the losing candidates should also congratulate the winning candidate with open hearts and allay all misgivings.
He said that in whichever ward or area polls are held, no interference should done by calling own supporters from other areas; only voters and supporters of the same area should participate in it, if such a tradition is created then it will be an important step towards democracy and justice.
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