Khan threatens to hit the streets again


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Saturday warned that his party would hit the streets again if Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) fails to respond to his 40 questions.

“If our questions remain unanswered about why this commission is still in place, we will hit the streets again,” Khan said while speaking at a Kisan Convention in Vehari. “We are strongly taking up the case of the Election Commission’s incompetence as was declared by the Judicial Commission in its enquiry report into alleged rigging in the 2013 general election.”

He called upon the farming community to vote for those who make policies to make the lives of farmers better and increase their earnings. “We are here to educate you that do not waste your vote. Stop giving votes on basis of lineage/ family. Today we are announcing that we will be uniting farmers across Pakistan. We will stand with them. If we want economic growth in the country, we will have to help our farmers first.”

Khan said there was so much potential in Pakistan and “if we lift our poor and farmers , we can turn the country around.”

“We can use floodwaters in water reservoirs; we as a nation have to decide how to use water better.”

Global warming is rapidly taking place; we have to decide as a nation to decide how to use water from melting glaciers, he warned.

The PTI chief said that India and China had invested heavily on their respective farmers to combat poverty and improve economy.

Khan announced that his party, if it came into power, would set up a Rs 5 billion cotton research institute. The institute, he explained, would be run by farmers.