Army chief should be appointed on merit: Imran

Imran announces another Telethon for fundraising next Sunday 

Published: 07:39 PM, 4 Sep, 2022
Army chief should be appointed on merit: Imran
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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan announced to hold his 2nd Telethon next Sunday (August 11) to get donations of billions of rupees for the relief of flood victims. He said the new Army Chief should be appointed on merit in November.

Despite devastating floods in the country, former premier and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan addressed a rally today for the third day in a row at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad. Earlier, the PTI chief addressed public rallies in Gujarat and Bahawalpur.

Imran Khan said that the corrupt sitting rulers are trying their best to bring a favourite army chief because they are afraid that if a strong army chief comes, he will ask them about their corruption and stolen money.

Imran Khan said that the army chief should not be anyone's favourite and should be appointed on merit.

Addressing the party workers in Faisalabad, former Prime Minister Imran Khan gave a road map to handle the floods in Pakistan by constructing dams, growing trees, and making drainage systems after coming into power again.

Imran said International Monitory Fund (IMF) has warned of high inflation in future as the sitting government is politically and administratively the weakest regime of its history.

In connection with the IMF report, Imran asked the responsible people for the current situation of instability in the country to answer the nation why they imposed these corrupt rulers.

He said the imported rulers only came into power to end its corruption cases as they have waived Rs1100 billion by amending the National Accountability Authority (NAB).

The PTI chairman said the ruling Sharifs and Zardari are security risks for the country but want their favourite person for the post of Army Chief who is being appointed in this November. He said Army Chief should be appointed on merit

PTI chairman Imran expressed regret over closing textile and other industries in Faisalabad due to increasing prices of petrol and diesel in the country. 

Stadium playground damaged:

Meanwhile, the PTI rally played havoc with the playground of Iqbal Stadium. The playground, which had been prepared for six months, has been damaged in a day as the dirt and big vehicles have turned it into a garbage heap.

It is to be noted here that the PCB matches were to start from September 6 at the stadium.

Security of Rally:

Superintendent of Police (SP) Hafiz Kamran has been entrusted with the security of the rally.

Stage of rally and entry gates:

A 20 feet high, 40 feet wide and 80 feet long stage has been prepared for the PTI rally.

Gate No. 1, 2, 7 and 8 of Iqbal Stadium have been reserved for men’s entry.

Whereas, Gate No. 6 has been reserved for the entry of women and families.

Gate No. 5 has been named as Chairman Gate.

Gate No. 4 will remain closed and media entry will be possible from Gate No. 3.