ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday said that he has asked the party workers to begin preparations for the march towards Islamabad for ‘real freedom’.
Addressing a press conference at his Bani Gala residence, Khan said he would announce the date for the march later. He said a huge sea of people would go towards the capital.
Imran Khan said that the truth always comes out and the National Security Committee meeting confirmed that the cypher message was genuine.
He said that before the no-confidence motion, Donald Lu warned the Pakistani envoy to the US, Asad Majeed, that there would be implications if Khan survived the no-trust vote in the National Assembly.
Imran Khan said that a conspiracy was hatched against the Prime Minister of the country, adding that the no-confidence motion was filed the day after Donald Lu’s warning.
Imran also lashed out at the new coalition government, terming them “shameless”. The former opposition parties used to call each other thieves and robbers but were now part of the new government, he said.
“Nobody other than their family is seen, meaning that no one else is qualified,” he said, referring to Shehbaz Sharif’s election as prime minister and his son Hamza’s election as Punjab chief minister.
“Both father and son are on bail. Could they not find someone else? What is a bigger conspiracy than the country being handed over to such people?” he asked.
He advised PM Shehbaz to “ask for forgiveness” since it had been proven that the cable was real.
He claimed that the new government did not want to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the next general elections because they were opposed to free and fair polls.
The former PM said that the country’s exports reached a record high in his government’s tenure and the highest taxes were collected but then a conspiracy was hatched and now there is an atmosphere of complete chaos in the country.