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Tuesday, May 21, 2024  
12 Dhul-Qadah 1445  

May be a wrong message was conveyed to PDM yesterday, says Imran Khan

PTI chief announces to dissolve Punjab, KP assemblies this month
Imran Khan addressing parliamentary party members. Screengrab
Imran Khan addressing parliamentary party members. Screengrab

Former premier and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Saturday that they had decided to dissolve the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies, “we tried to explain to them [coalition government] yesterday but maybe the wrong message was conveyed”.

A day earlier, The PTI chief had urged the government to hold talks to decide a date for an early election to end an impasse that has stoked political instability.

“Either sit with us and talk as to when the next elections should be held or else we will dissolve the assemblies,” Khan had said.

Addressing the parliamentary party meeting via video link, Imran Khan said that the elections were the need of the country and not of the PTI, adding that even if there was a delay in polls, it will benefit the PTI.

“We will dissolve the provincial assemblies this month and move towards the elections. Our members should prepare for polls. We will soon announce the dissolution of the assemblies,” the PTI chief said.

The PTI chief said that the ‘facilitators’ who brought the coalition government to power didn’t know where the country was going. “It is my prediction that they will flee after leaving the country on the brink of destruction.”

He said that 75 percent of Pakistanis were in favour of early polls because the nation understood that the coalition government had failed.

‘Would have become suicide bomber if met treatment like that of Azam Swati’

Imran Khan, while speaking about Azam Swati’s arrest and torture, said that he would have become a suicide bomber if he met the treatment like that of Azam Swati.

Earlier in the day, in a series of tweets, Imran Khan condemned the ‘vengeful’ manner in which Senator Azam Swati is being treated as shocking and condemnable.

“The entire nation is shocked at the vindictive cruelty Senator Azam Swati is being subjected to and for what crime? For intemperate language and asking questions which is the right of anyone in a democracy?”

He said that what happened with the PTI senator was the highest level of oppression. “What was his fault? All he did was Tweet and he was tortured for that.”

The PTI chief said that internationally, Pakistan and especially “our military is being perceived increasingly negatively because the present imported government is seen as a mere puppet government”.

He said that the new military leadership would have immediately disassociated from the 8 months of Bajwa’s fascist actions against PTI, the media, and the journalists.

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