ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan departed for London on Saturday.
The PTI chairman boarded a London-bound flight along with his sons – Salman and Qasim – and PTI leader Usman Dar at Islamabad airport. He will stay there for a week and meet the local leaders.
A day before, Khan while addressing supporters at Qurtuba Chowk in Lahore, said the election in NA-120 Lahore constituency would determine the fate of the country.
“Your vote will strengthen the Supreme Court of Pakistan and it will be a vote against the looters and plunderers,” he said and added the residents of Lahore would vote for Yasmin Rashid, no matter what Maryam Nawaz did.
He said the nation would not tolerate another election like 2013 and people were watching over the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
“I ask you all to reach to polling station on 17th (September), use your right to vote and prevent rigging. If your children’s future is dependent on Pakistan then don’t let this country’s fate go in thieves’ hands,” he said.
Pointing towards disqualification of the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, he said the PTI was waiting for so long for the powerful to be brought to justice as it was an unprecedented court verdict in the history of Pakistan.
Following the disqualification of Nawaz under Article 62 of the constitution by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the National Assembly seat in Lahore fell vacant.
In the General Elections 2013, Nawaz Sharif had secured 91,683 votes by winning the seat against 52,354 votes of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s candidate Yasmin Rashid.