Pakistan needs early elections to save democracy: Imran Khan
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Friday reiterated his demand for snap elections, saying early elections are necessary to save and strengthen the democracy.
“With economic disaster looming and a complete paralysis of governance, Pak[istan] needs early elections to save and strengthen democracy,” the PTI chief said in a tweet on Friday.In another tweet, he said, “The World Bank, in a highly critical report, exposed the econ[omic] disaster created by PML-N. The Report warned that Pak’s macroecon[omic] conditions significantly worsened in the past 1 year & heavy reliance on short-term foreign commercial loans would create repayment issues for Pak.”“The WB [World Bank] Report projected that Pakistan will miss all key macro indicators’ targets set for this fiscal year, notably fiscal deficit, current account deficit and annual economic growth rate,” he continued.
Speaking to reporters in Chitral a day earlier, the PTI chief had emphasized that early elections was a sole solution to all prevalent political and economic issues in the country.
Khan said Prime Minister Theresa May in England and President Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey had called a snap election in their respective countries. “The act of calling early elections simply upholds the democratic norms,” he asserted.
“If the public mandate becomes dubious, the call of snap elections becomes a legitimate demand,” noted Khan.
Deploring NROs, Khan said the nation would not accept any other NRO. “The early elections will be in the best interest of the common masses and country for prevailing problems,” he added.
He blasted PML-N for overlooking the public interest issues. “PM Abbasi went to England to sort out the matter of his personal airline; Punjab Chief Minister went to London to meet PM whereas Finance Minister is undergoing medical tests in London,” he remarked while posing a question towards representatives of the ruling party whether anyone of them is concerned with issues being faced at grass-roots level.