Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), stated on Tuesday that the government wants to arrest him in order to halt the forward momentum of the current movement against it.
While speaking at a convention for attorneys in Islamabad, Mr Khan explained that the administration believes that his arrest is the best way to put an end to the ongoing unrest.
“It is the responsibility of the attorneys to take a stand for the rule of law,” he said, adding that people accused of bribery to the tune of Rs16 billion had become prime minister and Punjab chief minister. “It is the obligation of the lawyers to take a stand for the rule of law,” he said.
Mr Khan questioned why Pakistan would not take action against India for making blasphemous remarks if the Arab world was willing to do so.
He went on to say that the Sharif family ought to sever its commercial connections with India.
The former Prime Minister of Pakistan also lashed out at the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), accusing it of trying to protect Hamza Shehbaz by deciding to fill the reserved seats after the by-elections. This was due to the fact that the ECP had decided to fill the seats after the by-elections.
“The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) desires to win the by-elections through rigging because it is unable to win them in a transparent manner. “I would say that wherever they go, people will call them by two names: traitors and thieves,” he stated. “I would say that wherever they go, people will call them by two names.”
The leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) stated that his party’s leadership had set the country on the right track and that the country’s gross domestic product had been growing at a rate of over five per cent per year.
“Wapda used to float bonds, but ever since retired Lt. Gen. Muzammil Hussain was forced to resign, the authority’s rating has become negative, and as a result, it cannot take loans to build dams,” he said. “The authority’s rating has become negative, and as a result, it cannot take loans to build dams.”
In other news, the People’s Tactics Institute (PTI) will be holding elections within the party on Wednesday (today).
Jamal Ansari, who serves as the chief election commissioner for the party, has stated that the national council will be responsible for electing the party chairman as well as members of the federal and provincial governing bodies.
Hammad Azhar, who is in charge of economic policy for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has stated that the current government does not have a strategy or a solution for improving the state of the economy.
At a news conference, he stated that the present system had only one answer, which was to raise prices, and that rather than hammering out a thorough strategy to identify the problem and take remedial actions, the current system had only one option, which was to raise prices.
He was concerned that the nation was moving quickly in the direction of financial ruin.
“Every day one hears awful news about the economy,” Mr Azhar said, adding that having free and fair elections was the only way the country could be dragged out of the current morass. “Every day one hears bad news about the economy,” he said.
He stated that the intensity of the crisis could be gauged from the fact that merely in the past one and a half months, the price of gasoline had increased by Rs60 per litre, the price of electricity had increased by Rs7.5, and the price of gas had increased by 45 per cent.
Dr Shahbaz Gill, the chief of staff for the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), stated that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had claimed that there would be zero load-shedding from May 1 onwards, but the country is still besieged by power shortages that have never been seen before.
While speaking to members of the media, Mr Gill stated that Imran Khan had succeeded in bringing down the price of gasoline and diesel fuel at a time when these commodities were seeing price increases all over the world.
He claimed that the administration of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had persuaded the International Monetary Fund (IMF) through negotiations, as opposed to grovelling before the financial institution as the “imported” government had done.
Mr Gill asserted that their administration had done away with all wasteful expenditures, in contrast to the present prime minister, who was spending millions of dollars only on a swimming pool. In addition, he lashed out at Maryam Nawaz, telling her to refrain from creating bogus audios with deep-fake software.
“If there is any evidence, show it; the public is well-informed about the reality of your phoney audios and films,” he continued, adding that. “If there is any evidence, show it.”