BUNER : Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday said that a revolutionary change is to flourish across the country by the next general elections in 2018.
Addressing a mammoth crowd of party workers and supporters here, Khan extended his gratitude to attendees for amassing at the public meeting venue on the party’s call.
Recalling the party’s endeavours for democracy, Khan said that PTI won a single seat in the National Assembly from Mianwali in 2002. “The people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) expressed their confidence in my leadership and PTI has come up to their expectations today,” he added.
He lambasted the ruling party for amending the Constitution to ensure the reinstatement of Nawaz Sharif as the head of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.
Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Khan said the incumbent premier still take orders from deposed PM Sharif. “Khaqan Abbasi is a ‘puppet’, [who] considers Nawaz as his prime minister,” he added.
The PTI chief said the ruling party leaders and officer bearers are making scathing speeches against the judiciary and state institutions to save Nawaz Sharif from corruption references. “PTI will again take to Islamabad roads if the ruling keeps resorting to strong-arm against state institutions to give safe passage to Nawaz Sharif,” Khan threatened.
Over dynastic politics, Khan said Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) and PML-N lacks meritocracy. “If there had been merit [in PPP], Aitzaz Ahsan would have been the party leader,” he remarked.
He said that the present PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has not covered a single kilometre in any part of the country on foot but appointed the party chairman.
“Hamza Shehbaz and Maryam Nawaz are likely to assume key positions in the PML-N,” Khan added.
Earlier today, Chief Minister KP Pervez Khattak also addressed the gathering.