Saturday, October 23, 2021

Imran Khan renews call for early elections in country


CHITRAL: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Thursday renewed his previous demand of early elections in the country.

Talking to journalists here, the PTI chief denied an impression that holding early elections is an undemocratic move.

Early elections is a sole solution to all prevalent political and economic issues in the country, he underlined.

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.

Commenting on the alliance of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), Khan ruled out a possibility of a conspiracy.

PTI chief lashed out at former NAB chairman and said that he saved Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari from a timely accountability. “He should be punished for his criminal role, the days of status quo and corrupt mafia have gone”, he added.

Imran Khan said that India is carrying out terrorism in Pakistan through Afghanistan. “The nation has to stand with the army against the terrorism,” he added.

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