There will be an interim government formed and elections will be held in the near future, according to a former minister of state.

ISLAMABAD: There is an agreement in place for October's general elections, according to former interior minister Sheikh Rasheed, and an announcement will be made shortly.

Everyone except for JUI-F leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman, according to the head of the Awami Muslim League (AML) in a Twitter message, is opposed to the plan.

"Those who are quarantined (in an indirect reference to PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari who tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolated) have also agreed to the snap polls," he said, adding that the nation will "soon hear of the date of elections in October, a new Election Commission, and the formation of an interim government".

They are "neither able to stand in front of the people, nor flee, nor return," Sheikh Rasheed stated of the coalition partners.

They will be judged by their fellow citizens." As a joke, democracy has devolved into a show.

The former federal minister's comments came only a few hours after the PDM leaders declared their determination to finish its term and refused the PTI's demand to dissolve assembly and hold early legislative elections.

Following the Supreme Court's ruling on the Punjab chief minister's election issue, a meeting of PDM leaders was convened in Islamabad on Thursday to discuss the present political scenario in Pakistan.

As stated in a PDM leadership resolution, the current interpretation by the SC in its ruling has caused political turmoil and economic catastrophe across the nation.

At the PDM meeting, it was agreed that the coalition government would serve out its term and that the general elections would be conducted on schedule.

That previous regime's mess could not be cleaned up in a year, the resolution said, thus elections will be conducted on time and within the following five years, according to that resolution.