Imran ready to form committee to negotiate with ‘anyone in power’

LAHORE (HRNW) PTI chief Imran Khan on Wednesday said he was ready to form a committee to negotitae with “anyone” in power.

Addressing via video link, he said the committee would discuss two points with first on what benefit it would bring to the country if he was eliminated. “The other point will be to gauge the advantages of holding elections in October,” he added. He would announce the committee, he said, on Thursday.

He went on to say that the oppression would not eliminate the PTI and such tactics would instead boost the party. “If he starts distributing PTI tickets, anyone who gets it will win,” he added. A political party ended, he said, when its vote bank ended.

He asked if an ideology could be crushed with such cruelty. “If this was so, Kashmir would have been in India’s hands,” he added. The party leadership was detained,he said, and the magical words of “leaving the PTI” got them out.

He went on to say that he was surprised to see all this, adding that had been asking my PTI members to stay inside their homes to avoid such environment. “An impression is created that you will be relieved of all difficulties if you quit,” he added.

Mr Khan said a time was about to come when democracy would end in the country. “Democracy ends when fundamental rights are not given,” he added.

At one point, he said only those would survive who bowed down to power, he added.

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He questioned the human right champions if they could see what was happening now in the country. “Our democracy is being derailed,” he added.

PTI chief continued by saying that he thanked that Ms Mazari said goodbye to save herself from cruelty she had been facing, adding that it harmed the politics of Pakistan.

He lamented that the internet cut down around my house to control social media, adding that media had been under control. “More than 10,000 PTI supporters have been detained,” he added. “I do not know how to contact the party,” he said.

Mr Khan said no one wanted to do investment in the country, adding that the country was reeling under inflation.

He said CJP Bandial was the last hope, adding that if the judiciary did not come forward, history would not forgive them.

“The nation is looking at you,” he said. “You have to take stand for the democracy of the country,” he added.

He ended the speech by saying, “We must be patient and not be heartbroken, adding that such difficult times came to nations”. “It is better to die than to accept such slavery,” he added. Whatever they would do, he said, he was ready to face.