Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira on Thursday said conspiracies against democracy were not something new, but the democratic forces would foil all such efforts to derail the system.
Talking to reporters after attending a seminar on Innovating Pakistan and Gulf Relations, he said, “Let me assure you that elections will be held in the country as per schedule and no undemocratic change will ever come in Pakistan,” he said.
To a question, he said all the organs of the state were part of the government and investigation will be held to check why no appropriate action was taken when intelligence agencies had warned against a possible attack on Shias in Quetta. He, however, said that as the matter was sub judice he could not speak more on the matter.
To another question, he said that the leadership of Pakistan People’s Party had tried to end the politics of confrontation and it would be unfortunate if the approach of Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan prevailed and the PML-N did not hold consultations with the PM to build consensus on a caretaker set-up. He said that the role of caretaker prime minister would be very limited and he would not be able to make decisions about the future of the country.
About the consultations on the name of the caretaker PM, he said that constitution would be followed in this regard and a name would be finalised at an appropriate time. To a question about end of governor’s rule in Balochistan, he said the decision would be made after consultation with all stakeholders.