Imran seeks immediate poll schedule
17 February, 2013
FAISALABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday called upon President Asif Zardari to announce schedule for general election forthwith, so that the country could get rid of the prevailing uncertainty.
Addressing the public gatherings in Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Kamalia and Pir Mahal under the mass contact drive, Khan said both Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had been plundering the national wealth for the past 25 years and ruling the country just like a game of 'musical chairs'. Khan said both the PPP and PML-N must know that their days were counted and the PTI was all set to inflict a punching defeat on them in the coming elections.
He said that the two parties were playing mock wrestling to befool the masses, as the people know that Zardari and Nawaz are one. Khan said people are now well aware of their wheeling-dealing and would throw them out of the power in the next elections.
The PTI chief told the gatherings that soon they would see how the PTI gets wickets of the political parties in the coming days. He said that PPP and PML-N had given nothing to the country except poverty, inflation, lawlessness, power outages and joblessness.
"The people should prepare for the upcoming elections. The time is ripe to get rid of corrupt politicians who have been squeezing blood of the people for the last 25 years," Khan added.
He said PTI will make Pakistan a progressive, developing and welfare state in which there would be no place for looters, corrupt and greedy politicians, adding that in the new Pakistan the rich and poor would enjoy equal status.
Khan said no one can stop a revolution and the PTI will take the wickets of Zardari and Nawaz with one ball.
"The Punjab government has spent the entire provincial budget on a 27km-long road. Rs 5 billion were spent on Bilawal House. How much tax Zardari has paid from this land," Khan questioned.
Khan said neither corruption cannot be eradicated nor Pakistan can make progress until a strong accountability system is put in place.
He asked the people to pledge that they would not vote in them whose wealth was lying in foreign countries.