PTI will not support any unconstitutional step by army: Imran Khan

Khan says present confrontation between the institutions was unfortunate but PPP pushed itself into it.


Mohammad Rizwan January 11, 2012

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that even though his party and the people of Pakistan want to get rid of the present government, PTI would never accept any undemocratic and unconstitutional step by the army to remove the government.

Talking to the media at his residence, Khan said that the present confrontation between the institutions was unfortunate but the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) pushed itself into it, so that they can get sympathy votes in the upcoming elections.

PTI media advisor Shafqat Mehmood said that the Supreme Court is as supreme as the parliament and no institution is less significant than others. “The PPP just wants to become a siyasi shaheed,” Mehmood said.

However Mehmood said that he doubted if the military will takeover. “I think the situation would eventually fizzle out and I don’t see any signs of a coup,” the PTI media advisor said.

Earlier PTI Chairman Khan welcomed former PPP leader Khalid Kharal and former Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) provincial leader Inamullah Niazi along with former PPP provincial minister Shah Nawaz Cheema from Gujranwala into the PTI fold.

“I pledge to work for the implementation of Quaid’s vision in the country. The current political system has become rotten and the political parties have turned into dynasties,” Khan said.

The PTI Chairman further said that his party has gained momentum on its own and those who say that it is supported by the security agencies, are themselves the creation of the agencies.

Khan said that at the moment, his party was busy organising itself for the upcoming elections.

COMMENTS (60)

Eyes wide shut | 9 years ago | Reply

@Ahmad: For someone who signed a maafi naama and denies it?

Eyes wide shut | 9 years ago | Reply

@Ahmad: why on earth would you vote?

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