August 09 , 2017
Imran tells workers to prepare for polls
Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday announced that he has directed his party workers to prepare for general elections. He said his party was expecting early polls.
Speaking to the media, the PTI chief said that the PML-N had a golden opportunity to distance itself from the Sharif family but it chose otherwise.
Expressing disappointment over actions of incumbent Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Khan said that Abbasi should not have defended the Sharif family’s ‘corruption’.
Khan said PTI would start its election campaign on August 14.
Criticising Nawaz Sharif’s decision to rally on the GT Road, he asked: “they [PML-N] used to accuse us of attempting to derail democracy with our sit-ins, but what are they doing themselves? Is this not an attempt to derail democracy?”
“I would have given them some tips on how to live in containers if they had been going for something good,” Khan said, before alleging that Nawaz Sharif and his supporters were out to destroy institutions.
“They [the PML-N] are ruling in the centre and in Punjab, then who are they protesting against?” Khan asked, reminding Sharif that the unanimous Panamagate decision came out after weeks of investigation. “You are trying to imply that the military is not letting democracy continue although the Army chief has clearly stated that they stand with the Constitution.”
“By taking to the streets, the PML-N is trying to give the impression that the law is different for the powerful and the weak,” he said.