Imran Khan, Amid Power Struggles In Punjab, Warns That If Hasty Elections Are Not Held

Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), renewed his call for early elections.

Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), renewed his call for early elections on Thursday. He also urged the “system” and “judiciary” to do their part to prevent more economic devastation and political instability in the nation.

He spoke to his staff and followers via video link from his Zaman Park home in Lahore, saying, “We are scared that everything would get out of hand if [general] elections are not held soon.”

Imran Khan, who was ousted from office in April of this year following a no-confidence motion in the National Assembly, also reminded his followers of the PTI’s victory in the by-election amid allegations of cheating. He continued by saying that his murder was predetermined by his party’s successful march.

The PTI leader claimed that despite his party controlling 66% of the country and having governments in two provinces, it has decided to dissolve the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa parliament.

The former premier stated last week that both provinces’ assemblies would be dissolved on Friday (tomorrow).

Khan remarked, referring to the Center-based administration led by the Pakistan Democratic Movement, “This is everyone’s war, but not of those whose money is lying abroad.” The nation, he continued, had rejected the “band of thieves.”

The ousted prime minister added, “I want to remind the nation that his PTI government steered the country toward economic prosperity.”

He continued by claiming that one man’s action collapsed his government and was therefore “cruel.”

“One person is hostile [to PTI]. He made the decision to call a stop to the celebration. Khan made the statement without mentioning the individual to whom he was referring.

He continued, “When the economy was growing, the PTI government provided the highest growth rate in Pakistan’s history.” “In the third and fourth years, the country’s wealth climbed by 5.7% and 6%, respectively. Never before had the nation advanced to this point.

In his 70 years of existence, Khan claimed that he had never witnessed the country enter a dark period. “Our nation is sinking into quicksand.”

He claimed that he is speaking to Pakistanis who have not robbed the nation and have not had their money laundered abroad.

Prior to Imran Khan’s speech, PTI’s spokesperson for the economy, Hammad Azhar, poked fun at Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, saying that while he was attempting to secure the Punjab chief minister’s residence, PTI supporters secured the governor’s residence and had “staged a huge protest,” holding the governor hostage.

The people on whose orders the governor is doing in violation of the Constitution won’t even issue a statement in your support when necessary, Azhar warned the governor, warning him to be wary of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

Punjab Governor Baligh-ur-Rehman pronounced Sibtain Khan’s decision to be illegal and unconstitutional on Wednesday. The latter had disobeyed his orders to call a meeting for a vote of confidence in Chief Minister Parvez Elahi on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Sending a letter to the governor:
According to Punjab Minister for Environment Protection and Parliamentary Affairs Muhammad Basharat Raja, PA Speaker Sibtain has written to President Arif Alvi requesting that the current governor be removed.
The former minister of law used Article 101(3), which gives the president the power to oust the governor.

Basharat claimed that the governor’s behaviour was also criticised in the letter calling for the speaker’s removal.

Additionally, he called attention to the governor’s illegal actions and asked the president to take action to stop him from doing so in the future.

Written by Aly Bukshi

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