PM Imran questions why Opposition approached SC after elections were announced

Prime Minister Imran Khan. — Screengrab/Geo.tv


Prime Minister Imran Khan. — Screengrab/Geo.tv
Prime Minister Imran Khan. — Screengrab/Geo.tv
  • “Opposition is scared of PTI’s popularity,” says PM Imran.
  • “We will give tickets to people with vision this time. We did not know how to contest in elections [earlier], but now we do,” the PM says. 
  • He says there are corruption cases against Opposition leaders and they want NRO II.

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan questioned the Opposition, asking why they approached the Supreme Court (SC) after fresh elections were announced.

His remarks came while holding a live Q&A session on Monday, during which he criticised the Opposition for running away from the elections, saying that the Opposition is scared of PTI’s popularity. 

“When elections were announced, what is the Opposition doing in the Supreme Court? The Opposition wants an NRO II,” he said in his opening remarks.

The premier said the country will never move towards development unless Parliament has people who actually think about the country’s betterment. 

“We will give tickets to people with vision this time. We did not know how to contest in elections [earlier], but now we do,” the PM said. 

PM Imran Khan said that forming a government by buying members is a negation of democracy. He went on to say the Opposition has been saying for three and a half years that the government has failed and that the government is “selected”. 

“We have now announced the election at the request of the Opposition,” he added. 

He said that there are corruption cases against them and they want NRO II.

Talking about the external conspiracy to overthrow the government, the PM asked the people to protest outside the Red Zone today. 



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