Imran calls Fazl a ‘magnet drawn to power’


BANNU : Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Sunday that JUI-F chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman is just like a magnet, which is drawn to power as he becomes coalition partner with every ruling party.

Imran was addressing a public gathering on Sunday in Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where he criticised his political opponents Fazl and Akram Khan Durrani.

“The condition of Fazl and Durrani improved but Bannu’s condition is deteriorating,” said Imran.

Imran lamented that the condition of the country has worsened as the US dollar has risen to Rs125.

“When dollar rises against rupee then petroleum and electricity become expensive too. At this time in the sub-continent, electricity is most expensive in Pakistan,” said Imran.

Imran will be contesting elections from NA-35 Bannu.

The PTI chief was also due to visit Waziristan later in the day, however, he no longer will be visiting the tribal area for unknown reasons.

He will also be visiting the tribal areas in the near future, where he is scheduled to address two or three public gatherings.

Imran is also scheduled to visit Karachi on July 3 for two days and address various public gatherings while in the city.

The former cricketer turned politician will be contesting elections from NA-243 constituency of Karachi.

In total, the PTI chief is contesting elections from five constituencies, including NA-95 Mianwali, NA-131 Lahore and NA-53 Islamabad.

General election will take place across Pakistan on July 25.

Ballot papers to start printing today
The printing of ballot papers for upcoming elections will start in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi under the supervision of the army today.

The distribution of ballot papers will also be done under the army’s supervision.

According to sources, 210 million ballot papers will be printed with more than Rs2 billion being spent on the exercise, making it the most expensive venture in the history of the country’s elections.

The ballot papers are said to carry a watermark, something which none of the previous papers had.

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