I am not an aspirant for next Prime Minister: PM Shahid Khaqan

I am not an aspirant for next Prime Minister: PM Shahid Khaqan

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi strongly rejected all speculations about formation of groups within the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), maintaining that the party would contest the upcoming general elections on basis of its performance.

In an interview with a private news channel on Sunday, he said people had not accepted the July 28 decision of disqualifying Nawaz Sharif.

He dispelled the impression that he was an aspirant for the office of next prime minister as the party leadership would decide such issues.

To a question, Prime Minister said that there were no redlines for his government .Only Constitution contained the redlines. He said all the amendments in the constitution were done with consensus.

To another question, Prime Minister said government has to tackle varying issues with consensus and under a mechanism set by the working of cabinet and parliament.

He said the country had witnessed massive growth during the last four and half years, but instability in the form of Dharnas and subsequently with the Panama case created uncertainty in the country.

He reiterated that the government would complete its term as it had functioned in a transparent way while serving the public.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also vehemently opposed the suggestion about a presidential form of government.

He said that he was ready to face any allegations over the import of LNG contract.

To another query, he said after the devolution of powers, the provinces ought to develop their capacity and show their performance.

He said among all provinces, only Punjab had been performing well.