PTI parliamentary party mulls over march measurers
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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan presided over a parliamentary party meeting, 24NewsHD TV channel reported Wednesday.
Addressing the meeting, the former prime minister said the long march in Lahore has been planned with great thought.
He came down hard on the coalition government for what he called its failure to cope with economic challenges.
He claimed the nation has been standing by him, saying despite the full support of the Election Commission of Pakistan, the party clinched victory in the recently held by-election.
Expressing his concerns over the poor economic situation, he said this government has failed on all fronts.
There has never been such a big crisis in the history of Pakistan, Imran Khan said.
Earlier in the day, he held a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi and the duo mulled over the long march, political situation, administrative affairs in Punjab and the killing of Arshad Sharif in Kenya.
The former prime minister Imran Khan announced yesterday that he would kick-start a long march to the federal capital Islamabad for ‘real freedom’
“It is beyond politics as we are fighting for real independence. We have to decide now whether we have to get rid of these thieves or be their slaves,” he claimed
Last Friday, the Election Commission of Pakistan gave its verdict in the Toshakhana reference, declaring Imran Khan disqualified.
Imran submitted a false declaration to the Election Commission and lied in his annual returns, the verdict stated, adding that some of the gifts retained from Toshakhana were concealed in his assets. Imran Khan won six of eight national assembly seats he stood for in a weekend by-election, a vote he called a referendum on his popularity.
The 70-year-old has been in action to disrupt Pakistan's political process since his April ouster when he ordered all his lawmakers to give up their seats, leaving no PTI members in the National Assembly. He rode to power in 2018 on a populist platform promising social reforms, and a fight against corruption. But, under his tenure, the economy stagnated.