AIRLINK 86.21 Decreased By ▼ -0.99 (-1.14%)
BOP 4.97 Decreased By ▼ -0.05 (-1%)
CNERGY 4.08 Decreased By ▼ -0.01 (-0.24%)
DFML 37.22 Decreased By ▼ -0.68 (-1.79%)
DGKC 91.20 Decreased By ▼ -2.68 (-2.85%)
FCCL 22.99 Decreased By ▼ -0.78 (-3.28%)
FFBL 33.74 Increased By ▲ 1.07 (3.28%)
FFL 9.19 Decreased By ▼ -0.06 (-0.65%)
GGL 10.05 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (0.2%)
HASCOL 6.25 Decreased By ▼ -0.29 (-4.43%)
HBL 126.25 Increased By ▲ 4.33 (3.55%)
HUBC 158.29 Increased By ▲ 12.64 (8.68%)
HUMNL 11.08 Increased By ▲ 0.58 (5.52%)
KEL 4.64 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-2.11%)
KOSM 4.09 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-2.39%)
MLCF 38.25 Decreased By ▼ -0.55 (-1.42%)
OGDC 133.40 Decreased By ▼ -1.61 (-1.19%)
PAEL 25.40 Increased By ▲ 0.32 (1.28%)
PIBTL 6.22 Decreased By ▼ -0.05 (-0.8%)
PPL 119.25 Decreased By ▼ -0.43 (-0.36%)
PRL 24.58 Increased By ▲ 0.48 (1.99%)
PTC 12.28 Increased By ▲ 0.06 (0.49%)
SEARL 59.32 Decreased By ▼ -0.48 (-0.8%)
SNGP 65.60 Increased By ▲ 0.60 (0.92%)
SSGC 9.87 Decreased By ▼ -0.18 (-1.79%)
TELE 7.85 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-0.25%)
TPLP 9.49 Decreased By ▼ -0.25 (-2.57%)
TRG 63.80 Decreased By ▼ -0.50 (-0.78%)
UNITY 27.26 Increased By ▲ 0.21 (0.78%)
WTL 1.28 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-3.03%)
BR100 8,341 Increased By 31.1 (0.37%)
BR30 26,457 Increased By 506.8 (1.95%)
KSE100 78,810 Increased By 9 (0.01%)
KSE30 25,474 Increased By 35.6 (0.14%)
Pakistan

Elections only option to avoid default, claims Imran Khan

  • PTI chief says he is sacrificing two provincial governments to save economy
Published December 18, 2022

Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan claimed on Sunday that the only option to save the country from default is to hold fresh elections, Aaj News reported.

While interacting with a delegation of the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) at his Lahore's Zaman Park residence, Imran Khan said that "looters" have brought the country to the verge of default.

"The country cannot achieve economic stability without political stability. And in the current economic situation, the only way out is fresh elections," Imran Khan said.

He said that the ruling coalition does not want early elections because they can foresee their defeat.

"Now, it would be neutral's true test to hold elections within three months, as per the Constitution," Imran said, in an apparent reference to the military establishment.

The former prime minister said that the current rulers were incompetent and unable to heal the ailing economy. "I fear the country might default [on its foreign debts] if elections are further delayed."

Imran said no political leader in this country is brave enough to dissolve its own government. "I'm ready to sacrifice two provincial governments only to save the economy."

His statement comes a day after he announced the dissolution of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) assemblies on Friday, December 23.

Addressing his party's workers and supporters from his residence in Lahore's Zaman Park on Saturday, the PTI chief reiterated the call for “fresh and fair elections,” stressing that the country was drowning as skilled people and professionals were leaving Pakistan in big numbers.

The former prime minister claimed that over 750,000 Pakistani left the country during the last seven months.

Imran said unemployment and inflation were on the rise and foreign confidence was drying up. “Loans keep on increasing. There was only one way to solve this which we did: to increase the country’s wealth. They (the government) don’t have a plan.”

Comments

Comments are closed.

MKA Dec 18, 2022 07:47pm
Insane Khan
thumb_up Recommended (0)