DAVOS: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan believes that his party will win the upcoming general elections and they will be able to see off the “two family businesses” running Pakistan, a Gulf News report has quoted him as saying.
Khan, who is at the World Economic Forum in Davos, said that even Prince Charles had more government experience than Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. He said Bilawal had to change his name to Bhutto so that he could become the leader-in-waiting of the PPP.
The PTI chief was certain that the large number of young voters who will participate in the elections for the first time will help him take the polls. The total number of registered voters is close to 90 million, with 40 million of them young enough to vote for the first time.
When asked why his party had refused to join Tahirul Qadri’s long march in Islamabad, Khan said that they wanted to achieve change legally and did not want to destroy the legal structure of the country.
When we formed we said that we would respect the law, and the constitution.
Qadri had lead four days of street protests in the heart of the capital aimed at forcing the government to resign. The government and the cleric had later come to an agreement that stated his party will have some say over the formation of a caretaker government ahead of elections this spring.
The PTI chief did, however, believe that his party could carry out a bigger march if it wished to do so. He said the party had a membership of 10 million people, out of whom seven million were instantly accessible.
If we asked them to march they will, but we want to win through the votes of the people. We want to stay within the law and the structures of the country.