We fear the country will sink, warns former Pakistani PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned on Saturday his “country is sinking” as he announced that the PTI governments in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces will dissolve their assemblies on December 23 to pave the way for new polls.
“Until free and fair elections are held, we all fear that the country (Pakistan) will sink,” Pakistan’s President Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran said in a video address with the Chief Minister of Punjab. Parvez Elahi and Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa mahmoud khan From his side.
Imran Khan also reiterated his demand for free and fair elections, warning that the country could sink otherwise. He said free and fair elections were the only solution to Pakistan’s problems and said the government was “afraid” of new elections due to fear of losing, Dawn reported.
“Once we have dissolved the two assemblies, we will hold elections in the provinces. Also, our 123-125 National Assembly members – whose resignations have not been accepted – will ask the president of the assembly to accept their resignations,” he said.
Elaborating on the action plan of the PTI after the dissolution of the assemblies, Imran said: “Then we will prepare for the elections after that and our approximately 130 seats in the National Assembly, we will go to see the president of the NA and ask him to accept our resignations instead of picking a few.”
Addressing the people of Pakistan, the PTI leader said the nation must refrain from being disappointed, saying it amounted to “running away from our duty to society”, the Dawn newspaper reported.
He said a “lesson should be taught through elections” to the government and inflict “such a defeat on it that the names of these thieves are erased forever”. Imran Khan said the country would “stand up” when “difficult decisions” were made, not on raising prices, but on “restructuring institutions and establishing justice in the country”.
At the start of his speech, Imran Khan lamented the current economic situation in the country under the Shehbaz Sharif government. Imran said a government with a new mandate and the support of the nation behind it would be able to elevate its stature, Dawn reported.
He said the country needed “fresh and fair elections because we fear the country is drowning”.
Upon his ousting from power in April via a motion of no confidence, the PTI leader asked: “My question today is: who was responsible for this regime change?
He blamed former Pakistan Army Chief of Staff General (Retired) Qamar Javed Bajwa for having been involved in the “plot” hatched against his party.
Gen Bajwa is the only person responsible for the downfall of the PTI government,” the former Pakistani prime minister was quoted as saying by The News International during his speech.


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