Imran Khan gives call for show of solidarity with CJP
May 3, 2023 09:32 PM
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has given a call for staging demos on Saturday to show solidarity with the chief justice of Pakistan.
Imran Khan has been on a campaign to mount pressure on the coalition government for snap polls since his ouster from the Prime Minister’s Office through a no-confidence motion in April last.
He blamed the US for his ouster, saying US-backed conspiracy was behind his ouster as he made an independent foreign policy. However, Washington denied any wrongdoing.
He led a march to the federal capital and dissolved the assemblies of Punjab and KP after his march failed to bear fruit.
The former prime minister gave the call for countrywide protest a day after the third round of PDM-PTI poll parleys.
The government and the opposition started dialogue last week on the advice of the Supreme Court that ordered holding the election on May 14 in Punjab and KP.
The opposition delegation consisted of Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Fawad Chaudhry and Senator Ali Zafar while PML-N’s Ishaq Dar, Khawaja Saad Rafique, Azam Nazeer Tarar and Sardar Ayaz Sadiq along with PPP’s Senator Yousuf Raza Gilani and Syed Naveed Qamar are representing the government.
Ishaq Dar and other delegates representing the coalition government hoped the dialogue will bear fruit while PTI rep Shah Mehmood Qureshi told the media after yesterday’s meeting that consensus on two points – dissolution of assemblies and the election date – could not be reached during the third round of talks.
“The PTI will inform the Supreme Court about the outcome,” he said, adding that the PTI presented the proposal to dissolve the assemblies before May 14.
Dar said the government's position on conducting elections on the same day has been shared with the PTI leaders
In a brief chat with reporters ahead of another round of the parleys, Saad Rafiq stressed the need for resolving issues through dialogue and said he was optimistic about the positive outcome of the parleys.
“The country is facing financial challenges. We should think of the country,” Saad said.
A couple of days ago, PTI chief Imran Khan threatened to take to the street if the coalition government does not dissolve the assemblies by May 14.
“The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf will take to the streets, if the assemblies are not dissolved before May 14,” the PTI chief said while addressing the participants of a rally taken out from Liberty Chowk to Nasir Bagh on May 1.