LAHORE – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday that elections would be held on time and his party would not allow any delay take place.

Speaking to party members and reporters at Jeddah airport, the former premier said some forces were trying to delay the elections under a conspiracy, but the PML-N would not allow this to happen.

The PML-N chief’s statement on a ‘conspiracy’ to delay the elections comes in the wake of similar statements from Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and Senator Raza Rabbani of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party.

Nawaz Sharif said that postponing the 2013 general polls was against the interests of the nation. He said his party would not allow such a delay take place, and that the elections would take place as per the schedule.

To a question, the PML-N chief said the overseas Pakistanis should have the right to vote and legislation should be done for this. He however observed that the incumbent government was reluctant to pass legislation which would enable the overseas Pakistanis to vote.