Government Trying to Arrest Imran Khan
Former premier and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday said the government was working to arrest him in a bid to break the momentum of the ongoing movement against the current regime.
Convention in Islamabad
Speaking at the lawyers’ convention in Islamabad, Khan said the government found his arrest the sole way to curb the current agitation.
Allegation on Imran Khan
“It is the lawyers’ responsibility to take a stand for the rule of law,” he said. Khan added that those facing allegations of corruption to the tune of Rs16 billion had taken primary seats in the administration.
Khan said if the Arab world could ensure a stand against India over the blasphemous remarks, why could Pakistan resort to a strong stance?
Sharif Family has Business With India
“The Sharif family should cut its business ties with India,” he added.
Khan lashed out at the Election Commission of Pakistan
The former premier lashed out at the Election Commission of Pakistan, alleging that it was trying to protect Hamza Shehbaz, which was why it was trying to fill the reserved seats after the by-elections.
Traitors & Thieves are Two names of PML-N
“The PML-N wants to win the by-polls through rigging as it cannot win them in a transparent manner. I would say that wherever they go, people will call them with two names — traitors and thieves,” he said.
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GDP Increased in Imran’s Governement
Khan said his party’s government had put Pakistan on the right track and its GDP had been increasing at the rate of over five pc per year.
WAPDA’s Rating has Become Negative
“Wapda used to float bonds but ever since retired Lt-Gen Muzammil Hussain was forced to resign, the authority’s rating has become negative due to which it cannot take loans to build dams,” Khan said.
Intra Party Elections
In another development, the PTI announced will be holding an intra-party election on Wednesday (today).
Party Chairman Will be Elected by National Council
According to Jamal Ansari, the party’s chief election commissioner, the national council will elect the party chairman and members of the provincial and federal governing bodies.