ISLAMABAD: Leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday reiterated their vow to conduct the fairest elections in the country within 90 days and said that any attempt by the opposition to influence the Supreme Court would be resisted.
Talking to the media, PTI leader Faisal Javed Khan said, “This election, that is going to be held within 90 days, will be the fairest election in the history of Pakistan as it will be conducted through electronic voting machines (EVMs).”
He added, “Now, the overseas Pakistanis will also be able to cast their votes in the election from abroad. Earlier, they had to travel to
Pakistan to cast their votes, but now, they will be able to do that
through an online voting process.”
He alleged that both Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) wanted to get rid of the EVMs after the success of the no-confidence motion. “But, this conspiracy to has failed.”
He informed the media, “The President of Pakistan has written letters to Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is set to be the former premier after a few days, and to the opposition leader for sending names of the candidates for caretaker prime minister.”
He added, “If names for the caretaker prime minister do not come from the opposition leader, the parliamentary procedure will be carried out accordingly.” He also said that the PTI was ready for general elections as the potential candidates of the party had been ordered to prepare themselves for elections.
He also vowed to give party tickets to the determined workers of the party as “the PTI is going to become the original PTI”.
Also, former information and law minister Fawad Chaudhry castigated the opposition leaders for, what he alleged, making attempts to influence the Supreme Court and added: “Social media accounts being handled by PML-N have also been involved in launching attacks on the Supreme Court.”
He also hit out at the opposition leaders for, what he said, neglecting the Apex Court’s orders of not resorting to any unconstitutional act in
the current circumstances.
“The opposition leaders should be ashamed of taking the name of the Constitution as they have no respect for it,” he said and also accused
the united opposition of horse-trading and Constitution breaching.
He also criticized the opposition for running away from general elections and adding that any attempt to influence the Supreme Court
would be resisted.
“We haven’t revealed all the points of the ‘threat letter’ because it is in the interest of the country as well as the opposition,” he said and
added that there was no escape for the opposition from elections that were to be held within 90 days.
“We have sent a letter to the opposition leader requesting him to send a name for caretaker prime minister. He does not want to become part of it, the name suggested by the treasury benches will be finalized for the caretaker prime minister as per the parliamentary proceedings,” he stated.
Moreover, PTI leader Shahbaz Gill also vowed to move the Supreme Court to investigate the meetings of the opposition leaders with foreign officials during the last year.
He said that the meetings of Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif, Bilawal Bhutto, Hamza Shehbaz, Maryam Nawaz, and Raja Riaz with the foreign officials should be investigated.
“We are going to the people who are the absolute sovereign in Pakistan. The people will use their right to vote and tell whether they want to elect Imran Khan or the opposition leaders,” he said.
Gill also respectfully requested courts to announce reserved verdicts against the corruption of the opposition leaders. “Does a common person get this relief? If not, they also shouldn’t,” he stressed.
Furthermore, PTI leader Shahzad Akbar expressed his optimism that the legal case of his party was strong and Imran Khan would emerge
victorious in the Supreme Court too. TF REPORT