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PML-N vote bank increased despite efforts to get rid of Nawaz: Hashmi

Veteran politician Javed Hashmi said on Sunday the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has its vote bank further increased, despite all efforts to get rid of Nawaz Sharif.
Speaking at a ceremony here, Hashmi said Nawaz is being victimised ahead of the general elections, adding that pushing the former prime minister out of politics is not a solution to the crisis.
“It has been 70 years replacing individuals; now the system should be allowed to function,” he said, maintain that repeating the mistake of imposing a martial law has also ended that option.
The veteran politician said that democracy has flaws in it, however, it cannot be thrown away on the basis of those flaws. “We need to carefully make a decision, keeping democracy in view.”
“In 2014, Imran Khan was conveyed that elections will again be conducted the same year and I told him that no election will be held and you would also be excluded,” he claimed.
Criticising the former president Pervez Musharraf, Hashmi said who would accept Musharraf as his leader.
Commenting on Karachi politics, he said, “There is nothing hidden in Karachi now and only those would resolve this issue who brought the megapolis to this stage.”
The veteran politician maintained that civilian governments always promoted the country, but they are not tolerated.