Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan Seeks Intervention Of Military Establishment For Early Polls
Former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan sought military establishment intervention to secure early elections or else he said his supporters would remove the “imported government” after arriving in the capital.
Speaking before a rally of his Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf in Minar-i-Pakistan in Lahore on Thursday night, Khan attacked the new coalition government and those who brought it to power.
In an indirect mention of the army’s formation, Khan said, “Those who have made this mistake by overthrowing my government should correct it by holding new elections without any any delay.” He also asked the people of Pakistan to wait for his call to come to the capital.
“Wait for my call when I will invite you to Islamabad. I am not calling just PTI but all Pakistanis. I want to make it clear that I do not want confrontation,” he said in a lengthy speech. hour. .
While taking aim at his political opponents, Khan went on to say that those who will vote for these “traitors” in the next elections will also be traitors.
Khan also reiterated his remarks about India’s independent foreign policy unlike that of Pakistan. He questioned: “Hindustan’s foreign policy is for the people. Khan has previously praised India on several occasions for its independent foreign policy.
He swore that he was planning to import oil and wheat from Russia at a preferential interest rate of 30% but his government was brought down through a planned conspiracy in which the United States and private relevant local objects.
The former prime minister also asked the Supreme Court to investigate the “portal of letters” that would reveal a major US-made plot to overthrow his government.
“I reject the proposal of (prime minister) Shehbaz Sharif to form a commission to probe the letter,” he said.
Khan has accused US Assistant Secretary of State for Central and South Asia Donald Lu of threatening Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US that he (Khan) must be ousted through a motion of no confidence if Pakistan is to have good relations. with America.
The PTI president also targeted the country’s chief election commissioner Sikander Sultan Raja for what he calls looking after the interests of the ruling PML-N. He said Raja should join PML-N. PTI’s foreign funding case will be decided by the election commission in one month.
Khan also defended the sale of gifts he received as prime minister by foreign heads of state. “Everything I buy from the national treasury is on record. The money I receive from the sale of gifts is used to repair the roads leading to my residence,” he said.
Newly appointed Pakistani Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb on Thursday announced that Khan had paid a meager 20% withholding and earned Rs 142 million by selling state gifts from Toshakhana.
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