Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said that ‘certain elements’ wanted to create chaos in a bid to prevent the public from coming out to vote in the upcoming elections.
Addressing a public gathering in Swabi on Saturday, he said that “[some] forces in the country are also helping them achieve their nefarious designs”, Express News reported.
“My heart bleeds at the massacre in Mastung, we’ve lost a true patriot in Siraj Raisani,” the former cricketer said.
“I also face grave threats to my life but that will not stop me from mixing with the masses,” he said, adding that despite all the bomb threats, the party has not cancelled any election rallies.
“The scourge of terrorism is becoming more pervasive,” Imran said, blaming ‘foreign forces’ for hatching conspiracies against Pakistan.
Their ultimate goal by creating chaos in the country is to postpone the July 25 election, he claimed.
“Shehbaz [Sharif] is happy that Nawaz [Sharif ] is in jail … he’s the one who told him to return in the first place you see,” he quipped.
“He [Nawaz] thought millions could come to welcome him but he forgot that his only business is making money from corruption,” he said.
“Shehbaz you are next in line to go to Adiala after your brother and your fate will be sealed after the polls,” Imran said.
The PTI chief went on to say that politicians, who have wealth overseas should not be considered sincere to the country. He then drew Pakistan People’s Party leader Asif Zardari into the firing line, by saying that “look at Zardari, he’s been implicated in a Rs35 billion money laundering scam”.
He said that Zardari and Nawaz have one thing in common that during their tenures in power they appointed inept people in positions of power.
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