Imran says he will contest elections against Nawaz

imran khan and nawaz sharif

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday said he would contest the upcoming elections against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Nawaz Sharif.

Talking to a private TV channel, he said both the PML-N and the ruling PPP had destroyed the country’s institutions. The corrupt leadership of both parties had looted the public wealth and transferred it to foreign banks, adding that they did not want to have their accountability. “Both corrupt parties have disappointed the nation who is looking for a change.” Criticising the PML-N, Khan said it was not a reliable party as Nawaz had deceived the nation three times in the past. “Those who describe Zardari as a corrupt person, remained in alliance with him for three years,” he said. He said the PML-N was playing the same role as Fazlur Rehman played during Musharraf’s regime.

Talking about the upcoming elections, he said he would not form AN alliance with any party which had representation in the present parliament. However, he said if the PTI could not attain a simple majority in the elections, it would sit on the opposition benches. Khan said the PTI would stage a protest in Peshawar on July 14 against restoration of NATO supplies. “Moreover, if the rulers make any attempt to destroy or malign the honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan, the PTI will hold a long march,” he warned. – PT