Describing the four-year period of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government as a ‘golden era’ in the country’s history, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader and former federal minister Asad Umar on Thursday asked the present coalition government to immediately call elections given its inability to control the uncertain economic situation.
Addressing a press conference here, he said that the economy under the PTI government progressed at the rate of six per cent. “Similarly, 5.5 million job opportunities were also created when we were at the helm of the affairs,” he added.He also utilized the occasion to lash out at the present coalition government, saying it was the result of a ‘foreign conspiracy’. “But people are well aware of this fact. And they will not spare it,” he hoped.
Asad said it was crystal clear that people were now politically conscious, and they supported PTI Chairman Imran Khan. He was of the view that the government was ‘confused’. “No matter how many arrests you make, we are not going to be intimated; and will not relent,” he vowed. Responding to a question about the date for the much talked-about long march towards Islamabad, PTI stalwart said only the party chairman knew it. “But the government will be stunned to see the spate of people on roads once Imran gives the call for it,” he said.
“But there is no security for the leader of the stature of Imran Khan,” he regretted. He questioned whether the airstrike by India in Balakot in 2019 was more damaging to Pakistan or the no-confidence vote that saw Imran Khan ousted as prime minister, an event he said led to the country’s dire economic straits.