The Supreme Court on Friday maintained the eligibility of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan to complain about rigging in the 2018 and 2023 elections which his party will lose.
“This is a monumental decision, which will make life miserable for the next two governments, the first of which is expected to be the PML(N) and the second, a coalition between the PML(N), ANP, MQM and JUI(F),” said Barrister Salim Hassan, a Supreme Court lawyer and a lecturer at the Pakistan Law College.
“Each of these polls is expected to yield at least one months-long dharna each in the capital city of Islamabad.” “We welcome this decision,” said Imran Khan at a press conference in Bani Gala.
“We would like to reiterate our demand for early polls so that the terms and talking points around which we will organise our respective first sit-in can be worked out as their earliest.”
Sources within the party say that the party leadership is also considering the possibility of carrying out the sit-ins before the polls take place under the foregone conclusion of the loss.