Imran apologises from party workers who couldn’t be awarded election tickets
MIANWALI: Launching countrywide election campaign from Mianwali, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Sunday apologised from the party workers who could not be granted party tickets for General Elections 2018, ARY News reported.
Excusing from his party workers, Imran said he had received 4,500 applications for tickets and it was impossible to award tickets to all of them as only 500 candidates were to be granted tickets to the maximum.
He said he had awarded tickets to the aspiring candidates on merit, while two of the Pakistan’s biggest parties, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), distributed tickets among their clans.
Giving reason for launching election campaign from Mianwali, he said, “I am launching my election campaign from Mianwali for this city supported me when nobody else did.”
“If the residents of Mianwali would not have supported me in 2002, I might not have been doing politics today. By God’s grace, through the efforts of youth of Mianwali, the PTI has become the biggest party of Pakistan today. Now, I am launching the election campaign from Mianwali which will subsequently lead to establishment of PTI’s government,” he said.
He berated “the bad governance” in the PML-N government asking in what institution did they bring reformations.
The PTI chief took a dig at the PML-N leaders for millions and billions rupees of alleged money embezzlement. He claimed that former chief minister Punjab and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif had 56 companies and each of them was marred with misappropriation of public funds.
He vowed to collect 8,000 billion rupee tax from the country after getting into power. He said Pakistan was the fifth biggest country in terms of giving charity.
“Governor houses and rest houses will be spared for people,” he said.
Imran also vowed to strengthen FIA and NAB and reform police, education and health sector. “We will give historical party manifesto for elections,” he said.
He urged people to take advantage of the upcoming opportunity by voting in favor of the PTI to change destiny of Pakistan.