Only polls can take country out of quagmire, reiterates Imran Khan

Only polls can take country out of quagmire, reiterates Imran Khan


Imran accuses govt of targeting judiciary

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Sunday that only elections could take the country out of the quagmire.

The deposed premier, while addressing the nation through a video link, said that the constitution had made it clear that elections should be held within 90 days. Taking a dig at the incumbent government, he said, "These people [the rulers] are ready to violate the constitution and stand against the Supreme Court”.

Mr Khan accused the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) of targeting the judiciary and said that the Chief Justice stood by the constitution.

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Speaking about the doctrine of necessity, Mr Khan said, "The doctrine of necessity is conceived by the abolition of the constitution in a slave society."

Expressing his concerns about inflation, saying, "Inflation is decreasing throughout the world. But, our country is witnessing an inflationary bubble."

Citing the example of Sri Lanka, Mr Khan said, "When people took to the streets in Sri Lanka, the situation in the country was not out of control."

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“People are waiting for elections to express their anger on the rulers. The PDM is not ready to hold elections. The rulers are waiting till October to drag PTI to the backfoot on political grounds,” Mr Khan maintained.

Earlier today, Mr Khan urged the ticket holders from Lahore to speed up the election campaign.

The ticket holders from Lahore participated in the meeting presided over by the deposed prime minister, in which issues related to the election campaign for the Punjab Assembly elections were discussed.

Mr Khan directed the ticket holders to intensify the election campaign through rallies and door-to-door campaigns in their respective constituencies. He urged the ticket holders to spread PTI's narrative to as many people as possible.