By-polls on vacant seats if opposition resigns: PM

By-polls on vacant seats if opposition resigns: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Min­ister Imran Khan has said if the opposition resigns from parliament, the government will go ahead with by-elections on the vacant seats.

Speaking to a group of senior journalists and columnists at the Prime Min­ister’s House on Tuesday, he said whenever the government engaged with the opposition, everything boils down to their cases. “I am willing to speak with them on everything except giving them an NRO,” the prime minister said.

His statement came on the day the Pakistan Demo­c­ratic Movement (PDM) met in the federal capital to deliberate on the issue of resigning from the federal and provincial assemblies. The opposition alliance is demanding the resignation of the prime minister and a fresh free and fair election.

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