Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rashid and PTI officials Fawad Chaudhry, Azam Swati, and Shahbaz Gill were recently granted bail as well. The PTI claimed that all of them were mistreated in detention; the authorities have denied this.
The PTI leader addressed the nation via video link from Lahore, where he has been since being shot in the legs on November 3 of last year. “We will fill jails, they [authorities] will have no space left then,” he said.
The PTI’s decision to dissolve the assemblies has increased tensions with the Pakistan Democratic Movement-led government, and there is no indication of a resolution as the elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa draw closer.
“It is dangerous that the CEC [Chief Election Commissioner] is exhibiting his ineptitude on administering the election,” the PTI leader stated, launching a new salvo at the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
He remarked, strongly criticising the organisation of the elections, “No calamity could be larger than that when the judiciary failed to oversee the implementation of the Constitution.” “Where the rule of law fails, there is no justice.”
They have been arguing that the coalition government lacked legitimacy and was unable to rule the nation, according to Khan.
Khan blasted the current authorities for the recently revealed mini-budget, acting as if boosting rates were a “difficult option.”
The former prime minister said, “By raising the prices of all daily-use commodities, the administration has fractured the backbone of the people.” “Loans from the [IMF] are not the country’s problems’ answer.”