Imran Khan sees govt ploy to delay polls under security grab
Lahore: Condemning the attack on a crowded mosque near the Peshawar police station, PTI chairman Imran Khan said on Wednesday that the government was trying to postpone elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab because of the security situation in the country.
In a speech via video link from his Zaman Park residence in Lahore, the prime minister insist that there was no interference with article 105 of the constitution that elections be hold within 90 days of the dissolution of the assembly.
“Those who want to deviate from the constitution must face Article 6,” he said.
The PTI chief said he chose the constitutional path instead of two governments in two states to achieve stability and his strategy was successful.
However, he added that the government is now trying to avoid elections on security grounds as they have always been in the habit of playing the “set game”.
“They [the current administration] are used to playing by appointing their own referees rather than changing the rules during the game,” he said.
“Now they [the current regime] are trying to retain the leader of the opposing team, except by playing the main player. They hope to completely annihilate the opposition and play this tournament when they call up their 12th player.” from England [former PML-N chief.” Nawaz Sharif predicted],” said the former Pakistan national team captain who himself condemned the ruling party. . Slander
Imran also spoke at length about the reasons behind the deteriorating security situation in K-P.
He told former army chief (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa that the economic and security situation would become unmanageable if the government’s transition project was allowed to success.
He stressed the need for free and fair elections in the country as the only solution to rescue the country from the current chaos.
“Only an elected and strong government that people trust can take tough decisions and bring political and economic stability to this country,” he said.
Imran, speaking on television and addressing a select group of journalists earlier, said he stands by his statement on PPP vice-chairman Asif Ali Zardari who accused the former president of giving money for terrorist organizations.
“I welcome the defamation by the PPP,” he added.
“I have very strong information that Zardari is among four people who are trying to kill me. “Earlier, they had two plans but fail, but this time they are trying to give color to violence like when I was attack by some suicide bombers .”
He also said he knew the names of other officers involve in the “deal.”
Criticizing the ruling Punjab government, Imran said the party had already nominated 13 of the 22 anti-PTI candidates in the state despite the demand.
He said PTI leaders and activists were involve in the case on false pretexts.
“I have never seen such a caring government indulging in such activities and focusing on its primary duty of holding free and fair elections,” he added.