Imran Khan to announce date for dissolving assemblies on Dec 17
PTI Chairman Imran Khan will announce the date for dissolving the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) assemblies’ on December 17 while addressing a public gathering at Liberty Chowk in Lahore.
While addressing to the nation via video link, Khan said that the party will also reign from the National Assembly as PTI has 125 seats in the assembly yet.
“After mass resignations from National and provincial assemblies, general elections will be held in almost 70% of Pakistan,” he said.
Imran Khan furthered that as per law Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is bound to conduct elections within 90 days after the dissolution of assemblies.
“I will announce the date on December 17 and after that, 70% of Pakistan will go into election made. Logic dictates that if 70% of Pakistan will see elections, then the country should move towards general elections.”
The development came after Khan consulted the party’s senior leadership today on important political and economic matters.
Imran claimed that the government was waiting for “round three of looting the country” and was “in no mood for elections” due to the fear of losing.
“I have never seen cases of big dacoits being closed in my 70 years of experience. I am sure that even banana republics don’t do such things,” the ex-premier said.
While referring to the new leadership of Pakistan Army, PTI chairman said that no institution of this country is an Island that will be saved from the drowning.
“No institution is an island that the country is drowning [economically], and that island will be saved.,” he said.
Talking about the former army chief, Imran Khan said that General (retd) Bajwa told him to focus on economics and not accountability.
“Gen (retd) Bajwa told me to grant NRO II to the then-opposition when [the government had to pass laws related to the] Financial Action Task Force. It was Gen (retd) Bajwa who gave NRO II to the then-opposition,” he said.
While addressing speculations that Khan was seeking help from the establishment, he said: “I am not asking for any help from the establishment. I’m just urging the establishment to remain neutral as it will increase the prestige of institution.”