ISLAMABAD: Contrary to the opposition’s claim, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that it was the discretion of the government to decide when to hold the Senate elections.
He said majority of members of the national and provincial assemblies would not tender resignations.
In reply to a question about the Senate election, the prime minister said that an open ballot in Senate elections would bring an end to corruption.
“The full implementation of the Ehsaas program, industrialisation and an increase in exports are top priorities of the government,” he said in an interview with a local TV channel.
He said completion of mega projects like big dams, Ravi Riverfront city and Bundle Island will usher in a new era of progress in the country.
The prime minister said the institution of military was part of the government and it always helped the civil institutions in hard times.
To another query about Israel, Imran Khan made it clear that Pakistan would not recognise the state of Israel until Palestinian rights were guaranteed.
About Kashmir issue, he said it had been made an international issue for the first time after 50 years and discussed thrice by the United Nations Security Council.