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In real democracy leader gets into power on merit, says Imran

CHARSADDA: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Thursday said a leader gets into power on merit in a real democracy, while in a dynasty the leadership is not constituted on merit, ARY News reported.

“Merit has been exterminated in the country and common men have not been let through to the top posts,” he said while addressing a humungous crowd in Charsadda.

He said the PTI was confronted with dynastic politics in Charsadda.

The PTI chief chided leadership of all the big parties responsible for running the country. Taking a jibe at scion of Bhutto family for his delicate upbringing, he said Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari would not have walked one kilometer on foot and he was contesting to become prime minister. He also lambasted

He asked if the JUI-F chief Fazl-ur-Rehman, who has long been chairman of Kashmir committee with different governments, had done anything for Kashmiris.

“Fazl-ur-Rehman is the magnet who joins anybody who gets into power,” he said.

Taking a dig at former chief minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif for his tall claims made a few days earlier of transforming Karachi into Paris and Lahore, the PTI chairman said Lahore itself had transfigured into ‘Venice’ instead of Paris.

He said Shehbaz’s claims of development were exposed in the capital city of Punjab. He had been chasing his tail all this time by not spending honestly on people and infrastructure which led to the disastrous situation, he said

Imran said for the first time ever a government thought about the next generations instead of next election and planted one billion trees.

“Allah has given us an opportunity to change the direction of the country on July 25. I’m contesting election with you, you make me win. I will not disappoint you. You pray to Allah that ‘May the party that can eradicate poverty, and can bring respect to green passport, win,’” he said.

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Imran Khan said if voted to power his party will make the country according to the aspirations of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.

He said concrete steps will be taken for supremacy of law and merit in the country.

“I will strengthen the national institutions,” he said.

Imran stressed the need for rooting out hereditary politics from the country, saying he was struggling for bright future of Pakistan.



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