Lahore: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday announced that he was willing to hold talks, but only on the issue of elections.
Imran Khan emphasized that if the opposition parties refused to agree on holding elections, there was no point in negotiations.
The PTI Chief said that he had no contact with any political party and was ready to discuss the possibility of holding elections.
“I will hold talks but only on the issue of elections,” said Khan during an interview to a news organization.
He also criticized former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for dividing the Supreme Court for his personal interests. He said that by refusing to accept the decision of the Supreme Court, Nawaz Sharif was creating an impression that there was no Constitution and law in the country.
However, he assured that the entire nation stood by the Supreme Court.
Imran Khan further claimed that in the 2018 elections, PTI’s seats were reduced through a plan to manipulate the assembly. He also claimed that he knows who managed the PTI members. This indicates the party’s intention to address potential issues and concerns regarding the electoral process.
Lastly, Imran Khan strongly criticized the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) for refusing to accept the decision of the three-member bench of the Supreme Court. He affirmed that the PTI would fully support the Supreme Court in its efforts to uphold the Constitution and rule of law in the country.
At the end, Imran Khan made commitment to democracy and the rule of law in Pakistan. By addressing concerns about the electoral process and firmly standing with the Supreme Court, the PTI chairman aimed to ensure free and fair elections in the country.
However, he said, he would not sit with the thieves and the corrupt, saying that if the talks were held his party’s delegation would go and take part in it.
“The major problem is conducting elections in 90 days time,” said Khan, adding that if the elections were not being held within the stipulated time, the chances of elections in October were dim.
He made it clear that if they [the coalition partners] did not agree with the elections then there would be no point in negotiations. Khan also lashed out at the PDM leaders for not accepting the decision of the Supreme Court, saying that the PTI would fully support the supreme court.