'Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain proposes to hold general elections'.

GUJRAT -- Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain has proposed to hold general elections across the country, announced Chaudhry Salik Hussain, media reported on Sunday.

In a statement, federal minister Chaudhry Salik Hussain said that the PML-Q president has apprised Pakistan People's Party (PPP) co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif of his proposal to hold general elections.

'It has been decided that joint candidates of PDM [Pakistan Democratic Movement] will be fielded across the country,' he said, adding that PML-Q will not merge with PPP or PML-N.

A day earlier, PTI Chairman Imran Khan demanded the government to hold general elections across Pakistan, reiterating that political stability was imperative for economic growth.

Citing the Supreme Court's verdict, Khan said he was sure that they would conduct general elections. 'Polls are the first step towards getting out of this quagmire,' he said adding that political stability will come from elections.

He also said that people's confidence will also increase when a government comes into power with a public mandate.

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