Free and fair election only solution of present political crisis: Imran Khan
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Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that a free and fair general election is the only solution to the present political crisis of the country, reported 24NewsHD TV Channel.
In an exclusive interview with a private TV Channel, the former prime minister said that economic stability is not possible without political stability in the country.
He said the people of Sindh are yearning for change as their money is being stolen and transferred to Dubai. The powerful class in Sindh diverted the flood water to the lands of poor farmers to save their lands, he added.
Imran Khan said the flood had affected Sindh the most because there was no drainage system for flood, while the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa administration swung into action and took measures to drain the water despite receiving heavy rains. He said the Sindh government populated routes of water in Sindh’s Katcha areas and nullahs in Karachi, therefore the destruction was inevitable. He said that former president Asif Ali Zardari cannot move in the interior areas of Sindh province freely or without protocol as people would beat him. The people of Sindh are fed up with the Zardari mafia, he added.
In Pakhtunkhwa, people were saved from floods due to better governance and timely arrangements. We will collect donations through another telethon for flood victims on Sunday, Imran Khan added.
PTI Chief said that the Election Commission of Pakistan postponed the by-polls in the hope of his disqualification from the court. He said when they heard the court’s remarks, they thought that something could happen to Imran Khan such as he could be disqualified. So, they thought that why not they wait for his disqualification and then announce the polls, he hinted.
The former prime minister said the coalition government lost the by-elections in Punjab despite enormous support from the ECP.
He said that the government chose seats where the PML-N was apparently strong but after seeing the massive crowd attending the PTI rally in Chishtian, it decided to postpone the elections. He said the people of Chishtian were aware of everything.
Imran Khan said that ECP is engaged in conspiracies to throw me out on technical grounds. “ECP wants to announce general elections by disqualifying me under any pretext. Chief Election Commissioner is trying to get me out as a worker of PML-N,” he added.
PTI Chairman said that never in the country’s history inflation had boosted so much. He feared a shortage of grains this year because of flooding. He recalled that he found the country on the verge of bankruptcy in 2018 and put it on the road to development with great efforts. Despite accepting IMF conditions, the rupee continues to lose value, he lamented.
Awareness has been created among the masses and now they are able to see the difference between right and wrong. Nations that lose the distinction between good and evil are doomed, Imran Khan added.
He asked the opposition, “as long as you cling to the chair, you will sink your own boat”.
I believe in democracy but I will not compromise with thieves under any circumstances, Imran Khan maintained.
He said that the nation has known me for 50 years, and they would never believe that I am a terrorist. My arrest is a small thing, I am ready to sacrifice my life for real freedom, he vowed.
He was of the opinion that a no-confidence move against him never succeeded without the help of the establishment. “Imran Khan has no interest in bringing down the government by paying bribes. If I had to use state money to defeat a no-confidence move, I had state resources above all, he said.
The last five months have cleared everything, he added.
Imran Khan announced that tomorrow in Gujranwala he will announce the next most important phase of my movement.