Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan said that the government was violating the constitution by running away from elections and asked ‘powerful quarters’ why they were supporting the current government.
In a speech from Zaman Park on Sunday, the PTI chairman cited a Bloomberg report to claim that things in Pakistan were now ‘worse than Sri Lanka’ due to the actions of the government.
“I want to ask the establishment, what are you getting out of supporting this government?” he said.
He added that the people were angry but were waiting to express their anger throough the vote, therefore elections must be held. He added that the deterioration of the economy meant that peoples’ purchasing power had diminshed to 62% of what it used to be.
He also said that assemblies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab had been dissolved because leaders of the ruling coalitions had challenged him to do it. He said that the assemblies had been dissolved because he thought that elections would be held as per the constitution.
He also played old clips of PMLN leaders saying that court judgements were final and must be accepted. He then added that the government was now contradicting itself by failing to implement the court’s order to hold elections in Punjab.
He also criticised former Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa for ‘imposing’ the current government and said that Bajwa had done something which even an enemy could not.