Imran Khan says only time will reveal making of a third NRO
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday said if former president Pervez Musharraf was genuinely ill, he should be provided with the best medical facilities but if that is not the case, he should not be allowed to escape the trial.
Referring to a speculated deal for letting Musharraf escape the treason trial, Imran told a press conference here that only time would tell if there was a third National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) in the making. “There should not be one law for the rich and another for the poor,” Imran added.
The PTI chairman said people praise former president Asif Ali Zardari for heading a democratic government for five years but no one looks at what the tenure did to the people of this country.
Referring to last year’s general elections and the rigging that took place, Imran said the people who came to power are afraid of verifying votes that were cast during the elections. “Verification of a few constituencies will disclose what a farce these elections were,” he said.
“Eight months have passed since the election but the issue has not been solved; we want recounting of votes in only four constituencies in Punjab,” he said.
The PTI chairperson said his party wants to make sure next elections are not rigged the way May 11 polls were.
BILAWAL HOUSE WALL:
Responding to a question regarding PTI leader Arif Alvi’s stance on the Bilawal House wall issue, Imran said he was the representative of the people and he just wanted the implementation of a court order which states the wall should be brought down.
He stressed that he was not against tight security for PPP patron-in-chief Bilawal Bhutto but that court orders should be followed and people of the area should facilitated. On Bilawal’s criticism of Imran on Twitter, the PTI chief said his politics was on the ground, not on Twitter.
Referring to his recent rallies in Lahore and Umerkot, Imran said he is amidst the people and so is his politics. He apologised to the people of Sindh for not campaigning enough in the province for the general elections and assured he will visit all the districts in the coming months.
Rubbishing the idea of dividing Sindh because of the current problems, Imran said politicians should focus on addressing the issues rather than creating rifts.
He stressed that people are sick of injustices and political leaders should not be taking advantage of this situation but alleviate the suffering.
Without naming Altaf Hussain or Bilawal, Imran lashed out at them for creating a hue and cry while living aboard.
Clarifying that PTI and its coalition members were ready to take control of the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO), Imran said the provincial government also wanted the control of power generation. He said PESCO only managed power distribution in the city.