Julian Assange interviews PTI Chief Imran hopes to gain power
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - Islamabad—“Pakistani politicians have realised that the vote bank belongs to me now and that is why they are joining my party”, says Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan. Speaking during his interview for Julian Assange’s talk show “The World Tomorrow”, Khan explained the recent surge in his popularity in Pakistan. Acknowledging that things changed drastically for PTI after two big rallies in Lahore and Karachi, Khan however linked his rise to the exposure given to him by the burgeoning Pakistani electronic media during Pervez Musharraf’s tenure especially during the emergency.
Khan said that since he was at the forefront during the Lawyers’ Movement in 2007, “my party started taking off.”
He also mentioned that he had boycotted the elections held under Musharraf, because he believed they were rigged by the “Americans” and were meant to bring the corrupt politicians back in power. —NNI