Imran says he would be killed in ‘Murtaza Bhutto like assassination’ under new gambit


ISLAMABAD – Ousted premier and PTI chief Imran Khan continued pushing his rhetoric of getting killed in an assassination and this time, the populist leader compared the attack to be like of Mir Murtaza Bhutto, the elder son of former PM Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

Khan, 70, made these remarks in a televised speech as he addressed his followers, pointing out that another operation would take place outside his Lahore residence in another attempt to kill him.

He made these remarks, days after violent clashes between PTI workers and the Islamabad police after Khan arrived at the Federal Judicial Complex (FJC) to attend a hearing.

In his address, he said “What is happening here is beyond his understanding. A different plan has been hatched under new gambit, accusing Islamabad and Punjab police, and their handlers who according to him planned another operation outside Zaman Park.

My party workers would be killed in a Model Town-like attack before I would be killed in a manner similar to the assassination of PPP leader Murtaza Bhutto.

Delving into details, the PTI chairman said the attack can occur in a day or two, he however urged cops not to take part in any violence. He further mentioned that he was ready to go behind bars but did not want bloodshed.

‘Minority to take our majority’

In his address, PTI chairman pointed out a secret meeting in which officials decided that a minority will try to take the majority out of politics, hinting that his party would not be allowed to take part in the next elections. Sharif and Zardari are well aware that they cannot beat us in elections, he claimed.

Lamenting the crackdown, the PTI chief said he had over 100 cases were lodged against him and party members, mostly related to terror charges. He called his arrest not a major concern but slammed incumbent officials for registering cases against his party men on fabricated cases.