LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) provincial organiser Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar on Sunday warned the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) against indulging in pre-poll rigging in the run-up to the local government elections.
He was addressing party activists at the inauguration of the PTI Workers’ and Youth Wing Club. Sarwar, the former governor, said the hearts and minds of the people were now with the PTI. He said change had come about in the nation. Sarwar said the results of this would be demonstrated in the next elections. He warned the government against indulging in electoral malpractice saying PTI workers and empathisers were ready to foil any design to rig the elections.
Sarwar said the PML-N should desist from twisting opponents’ arms. “Our Tigers will knock them down otherwise,” he said. Expressing confidence in the passion and confidence of the youth, Sarwar said the demographic had always played a pivotal role in strengthening any nation. He said only a peaceful society could progress and prosper.
The former governor said all segments of society had been standing united behind PTI chairman Imran Khan. He said they were ready to strive for positive change in the nation. Sarwar said the PML-N had made lofty claims in the run-up to the 2013 general elections and had hoodwinked the people. He said the party had completely failed after gaining power. Sarwar bemoaned the increase in electricity load-shedding, inflation and unemployment.
He said the party’s preparations for the local government elections were in full swing. Sarwar said the PTI had launched mass contact campaigns in union councils across the province.
‘Workers will take IK’s message everywhere’
Political adviser to PTI chairman Ejaz Chaudhry said on Sunday that party activists would spread the message of PTI chairman Imran Khan by conducting a door-to-door campaign on the account of local government elections.
He was addressing party workers after welcoming a former Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader in the party fold. Chaudhry said party tickets for the elections would be awarded after taking workers into confidence. He said they should prepare themselves for the polls. Chaudhry said the PTI would conduct its election campaign with full force. He said he would prove that the party held sway over the city. Chaudhry said party workers should leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the party emerged successful.
He said the PTI would inflict such a decisive defeat on the PML-N that it would go down in the annals of history. Chaudhry said the rulers had failed to deliver and had given nothing but poverty and deprivation to the people. He said the time was ripe to hold them accountable.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 13th, 2015.