Former prime minister Imran Khan on Thursday vowed to hit “two wickets with one ball” on July 17, the day scheduled for by-elections in 20 constituencies of the Punjab Assembly.
Addressing a large public gathering in Dera Ghazi Khan, Imran told his supporters to go door to door to prepare for the by-elections and not be “scared off by any tactics” by those in power.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman also levelled serious allegations against the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), saying: “Why do you spend three days in a week in Lahore with Hamza and Maryam?”
“You represent the entire Pakistan but visit them to mentor them on how they can win the July 17 polls,” he added.
Recalling how the recent elections in Sindh were conducted, Imran said: “The nation won’t forgive you.”
On the other hand, he added, “Mr X is in Lahore to support them so is Mr Y in Multan. Who is Mr X? Well, you’ll find out soon.”
The PTI chairman once again asked the Chief Justice of Pakistan to conduct a thorough probe of the Lettergate scandal.
He asserted that the investigation is necessary to save future prime ministers of the country from bowing down to a foreign conspirer.
Mocking Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, he asked if he was capable enough to withstand such pressures.
The ousted premier also took the incumbent government to task for the skyrocketing fuel prices and advised PM Shehbaz to stand firm to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
He went on to add that the country achieved progress in the last two years of his tenure that it didn’t in the past 17 years.
Addressing a public meeting in Layyah a day earlier, Imran had said that the candidates of his party in the upcoming by-elections in Punjab were contesting against turncoats and the Election Commission of Pakistan.
“We were preparing our polling agents to prevent rigging in the by-elections; the PTI has to win the polls for the future of the country,” he was quoted as saying.
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