- Imran says PTI will thrash all political opponents in the upcoming elections
RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday said that former premier Nawaz Sharif shows belligerence towards the same state institutions which his brother Shehbaz Sharif tries to appease.
Addressing a party membership camp in Rawalpindi, he said that the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) did not provide basic facilities to the people of the province where it rules.
He said that his party will thrash all the political opponents in the upcoming general elections, and defeat the mafia that rules the masses.
“In the next elections the corrupt group will lose,” he said, adding that this is the year for new Pakistan. “Your Kaptaan knows how to contest, he will thrash the rival political parties,” the PTI chief said.
Imran also said that when his party comes to power, he will ensure that the green passport will be respected. He asked the participants to become members of the PTI and his team so that the corrupt elements can be flayed.
“The Sharifs stole public funds and taken it abroad,” he said, adding that the metro bus project was a front for corruption.
“Billions of rupees have been spent on the metro train project even though clean drinking water could be dispensed to residents in less than half the money spent on the project,” he said.
“If I was in government I would’ve spent the same money on making education and providing clean drinking water”.
He said that 2018 is a year of sweeping change as it is an election year.
I have been waiting for this match [general elections] for 22 years,” the former cricketer said. “I’m going to rid the country of corrupt elements,” he added.
On the other hand, Punjab Sports Board Steering Committee Chairman Muhammad Hanif Abbasi Sunday said that masses have strongly rejected PTI’s membership campaign.
Talking to media, he said that the PTI chief Imran Khan through ‘dharna’ politics was working against the interest of the country and played a role to stop the development process.
Rawalpindi is the hometown of the PML-N and they were afraid of the vision of party’s leadership, which completed mega projects to facilitate the citizens including motorways, roads, hospitals, metro bus service, orange train and a number of other development projects, he added.
However, PTI government could not deliver in KP and no mega project had been launched during their tenure for the welfare of people, Hanif Abbasi said.
The government also took bold steps to eliminate terrorism from the country and restore law and order in Karachi, he added.
Hanif Abbasi claimed that the incumbent government had taken solid steps for the development of the country and it would win 2018 general elections due to its performance.