Early elections: Govt would resign if it was ‘truly democratic’

Imran says PML-N should resign from assemblies if it feels PPP is destroying the country.

Express January 15, 2012

KAHUTA: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Sunday that if the government was truly democratic, then it would have held elections by now.

Had the current government come into power through the people and not the NRO, elections would have been held by now, Khan said during his address in Kahuta.

Quoting Supreme Court’s earlier statement about Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani being a “dishonest person”, Imran hit out at the premier, saying if Gilani had some ‘shame,’ he would have held the elections. “There is a deficit of shame,” Khan added.

The PTI chairman said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz should resign from the National Assembly and Punjab Assembly seats if the party chief, Nawaz Sharif, thinks the government is destroying the country.

Adding that no resignation would be submitted, Khan said the Pakistan Peoples Party and the PML-N are not ‘ideological parties’ and that majority of their members are ‘opportunists.’

“I predict they will not resign from the Punjab Assembly, even if they resign from the National Assembly,” he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 16th, 2012.


Usman | 12 years ago | Reply

Too many anti IMRAN KHAN people here today. One thing is clear IK/ PTI will sweep next General elections. But when it will happen is yet to be decided.

Sajid Hussain | 12 years ago | Reply

A fox waits for a bait when two goats fight. Imran Khan is restless now to grab the power when the nation is passing through a critical time because of the fight between judiciary and executive and other innumerable problems. The euphoria will die soon as no one person can lift the country out of this mess.

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