Imran hints at ‘political engineering’ ahead of elections

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Imran Khan

Demands transparent elections; Warns ‘Pakistan is slipping out of everyone’s hand’

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Sunday hinted towards possible political engineering ahead of the general elections this year.

“Efforts will be made to bring [Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz] PML-N to Punjab,” he said while addressing a PTI women’s convention in Karachi via video link from his residence in Lahore.

“Don’t do political engineering for God’s sake. It has done so much damage to the country,” Khan said, as he warned all stakeholders that “Pakistan is slipping out of everyone’s hand”.

He alleged that people are forced to join the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in Balochistan and another game is being played in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. However, he claimed, the PTI is the only political party at the federal level that can keep the country united.

“I am warning all powerful circles and institutions. This is the time to manage the country. It is slipping out of everyone’s hand,” he said.

The former premier reiterated his demand for fair and transparent elections in the country, clarifying he doesn’t need “anyone’s support” in the electoral process.

“We need fair and transparent elections, not anyone’s support,” he added.

Imran Khan also lamented about the country’s economic state and called for conducting transparent elections as the foremost solution to the crises.

“Reforms are needed after transparent polls. These incompetent leaders of PDM [Pakistan Democratic Movement] cannot introduce reforms,” the PTI chief said, slamming the ineptitude of the ruling coalition in the Centre.