- Politics has ended for those who defected party, says premier
Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday that he will lead Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) protest outside Islamabad's Red Zone against the opposition for its alleged role in the foreign conspiracy to topple his government, Aaj News reported.
During today's Q&A session, PM Imran said that he was fully confident that the nation will reject leaders who "sold out their loyalties for petty personal interests."
He urged the youth to hold peaceful protests against the conspiracy to remove his government.
The prime minister clarified that he was not anti-American.
"We want cordial relations with all the countries, including the United States, but these ties should be based on mutual respect, honour, and dignity," he said.
Responding to a caller, he said the opposition parties had been criticising the performance of the government over the last three and a half years and now the question is why they have gone to the Supreme Court when he had accepted their demand by dissolving the assembly.
The premier said that the opposition parties wanted to come into power through a foreign-funded conspiracy only to abolish National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and their corruption cases. He said they want to manage polls by making changes at different levels including the bureaucracy.
Responding to a query, PM Imran said that the country cannot progress unless people, who think of the country, come to the parliament.
He said party tickets for the elections will be awarded after careful consideration and that he will personally interview the candidates.
"Politics has ended for those who defected from the party," he said.