MALAKAND: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Tuesday that his party will put the country’s institutions on the right track after winning the 2018 general elections.
Addressing a ceremony at the Malakand University, Imran Khan said the supremacy of law strengthens institutions.
“Pakistan will be fixed only after strengthening key institutions like National Accountability Bureau, Federal Board of Revenue etc. If the institutions are strong, the country will progress,” he said, adding that it was because of bad governance that the country was entangled in heavy debt.
The PTI chief said it does not matter if a prime minister is sent packing, what matters is the system which should be allowed to work. He added that good governance meant improving the system of merit and the rule of law in institutions. “Monarchy is the reason that Muslim countries are lagging far behind in this modern era,” he said.
In an apparent reference to his arch-rival Nawaz Sharif’s appearance before an accountability court, Imran said those facing cases appear in courts under an extensive protocol of 40 vehicles in Pakistan.
Imran said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government brought wide-ranging reforms in the KP police and ensured merit in recruitment process as well as depoliticised the department. “Sindh police chief AD Khowaja said that Sindh needs police similar to that of KP,” he claimed, adding that police in KP became better when the IG was appointed on merit.
Earlier in the day, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) sent the non-bailable arrest warrant for Imran Khan to SSP Operations.
The warrant directs SSP Operations Islamabad to arrest Imran Khan and produce him before the commission on October 26 at 10am. The warrant which lists Khan’s Bani Gala and the PTI’s Central Office addresses states that the PTI chairman is charged with contempt of Election Commission of Pakistan under Section 103-A of the Representation of the People Act, 1976.