Imran intends to write to army chief on current situation

PTI founder predicts June, July going to be very tough for govt

Imran Asghar May 13, 2024
Imran Khan expressed his intent to correspond with the army chief regarding the country's state. PHOTO: FILE


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Monday he would write a letter to the army chief on the ongoing situation in the country, predicting that the months of June and July would be very difficult for the government.

Talking to the media persons, after the hearing of £190 million case at the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi, Imran expressed concern over the ongoing tense situation in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), where a policeman was killed in riots over high electricity tariff over the weekend.

“Very soon, I will write a letter to the army chief about the situation in the country,” Imran said. “I am predicting that June and July will be very difficult for this government. Even the salaried class people will come out due to new taxes in the [next] budget and increase in electricity and gas prices,” he added.

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The PTI founder said that the country’s tax collection amounted to Rs13.3 trillion, out of which Rs9.3 trillion went to interest payments on loans. “The national income is not increasing; no one is willing to invest, how will a country of 240 million people run,” he asked.

Speaking about his case, Imran said that there were no private-sector universities in villages. He established the Al-Qadir Trust University on a barren land, which was providing free education to children.

He also came down hard on political rivals, Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari, saying that Nawaz bought a bulletproof car from Toshakhana for Rs600,000, while his son, Hasan sold property worth Rs18 billion, but no one was talking about it.

The PTI founder said that a fourth Toshakhana case was being instituted against him. He also said that he would not leave the country like Asif Zardari and Nawaz Sharif. “They have palaces abroad,” he added.

Responding to a question whether he would ask former adviser on accountability Shehzad Akbar and family friend Farah Gogi to come and testify in court on his behalf, he said that he only had three meetings with Gogi, adding that if Shehzad Akbar came, he would be “picked up from the airport”.

Asked about the removal of Sher Afzal Marwat from the party’s committees, Imran said that Marwat did great work for the party but he used to attack party leaders every other day, adding that Marwat was told several times not to violate the party policy but he made controversial statements.


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