Country will move towards anarchy if free and fair elections are not held: Imran Khan

PTI President Imran Khan is addressing party workers through video link. – Screengrab/Geo News

ISLAMABAD: PTI chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan on Sunday warned that the country would head towards anarchy if free and fair elections were not held.

Addressing his party supporters protesting against inflation via video link, the former prime minister said he feared that Pakistan’s economy was in “threat”.

Reiterating his claim of a US conspiracy to topple his government, the PTI chairman said the “neutral” was told about it and warned that the country would be doomed if PTI was ousted from power and the incoming government would not. Will be able to save ,

Khan said the “neutral” had been warned about all this when it was time to defeat the conspiracy.

The PTI chairman said that when the no-confidence motion came, the dollar was at 178 and today it has reached 208. He said that he believes the country is at the same level as Sri Lanka.

“Miftah Ismail asked the US envoy to get relief. Nothing is free, everything has a price, America will take our real freedom as a price,” warned Imran Khan. He also advised Finance Minister and Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif that Americans have a price for everything.

The former prime minister also claimed that the current ruler wanted to take “NRO 2” and he took it.

“If these rulers are imposed on the country for a long time, they will bury the institutions. The whole country will have to fight together,” Khan said.

‘Call for the betterment of the country’

The PTI president said that people protest for the betterment of their country, as well as citizens are given the right to raise their voice against injustice.

“I told you to come out today for your own good. Because I am afraid that the petrol prices that have been hiked today will not stop here,” the former prime minister told his supporters.

The PTI chairman said he expected inflation to rise further, warning that those most likely to be affected would be the lower classes, the salaried class and farmers in particular.

Imran Khan said, ‘Today every Pakistani wants to ask what happened in the country after the no-confidence motion. He said the coalition government claims they have left behind “landmines”.

“They have been in the IMF program for two months and we were in it for 2.5 months. Wasn’t there pressure on us to raise prices? Didn’t we continue to negotiate with the IMF?” asked the PTI president.

The PTI chairman said that when the IMF asked his government to raise the prices, he reduced the prices because he knew the effect it would have on the people.

“We did this by taking money from here and there. We were also in IMF events but cared about our people,” Imran said.

The PTI president said that the claim of the coalition government that they got a bad Pakistan but in reality it was not true. Instead, he claimed, it was the PML-N government from 2013-2018 that left a “real landmine” for PTI in the form of a widening current account deficit.

The PTI chairman said that to counter the rising oil prices, his government had planned to buy oil from Russia so that people would not be under pressure. He also wondered why the present government was unwilling to talk about taking oil from Russia.

On Thursday, PTI chairman Imran Khan had called on the public to protest across the country against the “imported” government.

In line with his call, PTI has reported on F-9 Park in Islamabad, Shahrah-e-Kaudin in Karachi, Liberty Chowk in Lahore, Ghanta Ghar Chowk in Faisalabad, Commercial Market in Rawalpindi, Shah Abdullah Chowk in Multan and Hasht Nagri Gate in Peshawar. protested. Demonstrations were also held in other cities of the country.