The 70-year-old cricketer-turned-politician launched an aggressive campaign under the slogan ‘Hakiki Azaadi’, calling for elections and holding the current government led by Shehbaz Sharif and the army leadership responsible for ousting him.
Pakistan’s jailed Prime Minister Imran Khan is willing to talk to any political party or organization only on matters related to holding elections in the country, his lawyers have said. Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, has been demanding early elections since he was ousted from power in April last year after losing a no-confidence motion in the National embly. Following this, the 70-year-old cricketer-turned-politician launched an aggressive campaign under the slogan ‘Hakiki Azaadi’, calling for elections and holding the current government led by Shehbaz Sharif and the army leadership responsible for ousting him.
After meeting Khan at Punjab’s Attock jail, his lawyer, barrister Gohar Khan, said the PTI chief was “ready to talk to everyone about the elections”. Finally met Khan Sahib along with other comrades in Attock Jail. Alhamdulillah, he is in a very good mood but worried about the current uncertainty, inflation and terrorism. Another lawyer of Khan, Nadeem Haider Panjutha, said that the former prime minister has a clear message that unless there is political stability, there will be no economic stability in Pakistan.
Panjutha tweeted in Urdu that the PTI chief said that we are ready to talk to everyone, but only on elections. Intar Hussain Panjutha, another lawyer for Khan, said the former prime minister would “talk to any political party or organization on the issue of holding elections”. The National embly was dissolved on 9 August, making it mandatory for the Election Commission of Pakistan to hold elections within 90 days of dissolution. However, the ECP is set to delay the election to delimitate in light of the new census, which is also a constitutional requirement.