LAHORE – PTI Chief Imran Khan on Saturday(March-04) expressed willingness to forgive everyone for the sake of the country including the assailants who involved & orchestrated the Wazirabad attack in November last year.
Addressing his party supporters on the campaign for the upcoming Punjab elections via video link from his Zaman Park residence in Lahore, the deposed premier at the outset of his address lauded Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s stalwarts for contributing to the court arrest drive & said the party’s leaders were treated like terrorists in jail, & the incumbent rulers lodged fake cases against workers to harass them.
He added that 74 cases have been registered against him by the ruling Pakistan Democratic Movement, adding PTI(Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) will never kowtow to the government.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief alleged that Interior Minister Sanaullah & PM Shehbaz have hatched another plot to kill him, months after he survived an assassination attempt in Wazirabad during his party’s long march.
“Both had damaged the investigation process in the case of attempt on my life as they were afraid of my return to power,” added Imran Khan.
“We sacrificed our governments in Punjab & KP keeping in view the Constitution as lawyers had told that elections could not delayed beyond 90-days,” he said while assuring the judiciary of full support.
He reiterated that a snap election is the only way to pull the country out of the quagmire as the upcoming government through the masses’ faith could halt the economic meltdown.
Recalling his govt’s achievements, he said during the pandemic, Pak’s growth rate clocked in at 6pc despite the global inflation cycle, but today due to failed policies of PML-N-led government industries are shutting down, & skyrocketing inflation crushing masses more than ever. Khan also warned the people that petroleum prices will further see a historical rise.
“NAB(National Accountability Bureau) had recovered Rs480 bn during Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s tenure, NAB(National Accountability Bureau) had to recover 1100 bn more but the PDM amended NAB rules to benefit themselves,” said Mr Imran.
“I will begin distributing party tickets for the upcoming elections in two weeks, & I will give the tickets myself after interviewing of candidates because in the last elections, our party witnessed turncoats who went against the party’s ideology,” said the PTI chairman Imran Khan.
“I am ready to talk to everyone, I know who was involved in the assassination attack, I am ready to forgive attacker, Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison, When he came out, he forgave everyone, today Pakistan is facing economic woes, everyone will have to come together,” said the PTI chairman Imran Khan.