Polls before 2018, predicts Qureshi
Says Imran Khan’s container to visit other cities
KARACHI (INP): The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) vice chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi Saturday said that the assemblies would not complete their five-year term and new elections would be held before 2018.
Talking to the media persons, the PTI leader said people chanted ‘Go Nawaz Go’ outside the General Assembly. He announced that Imran Khan’s “Azadi Container” would move from the federal capital to Punjab, from where it will reach Sindh.
“However, Imran Khan will announce the date of container’s departure from Islamabad,” Qureshi said. He said that the container would also visit Lahore and Quetta, while sit-in in Islamabad would continue.
Qureshi said that Lahorites had made October 30, 2011 public gathering successful by attending the event in large numbers, adding that the PTI would launch movement for “Naya Pakistan” from Lahore.
Criticizing Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), the PTI leader said that Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s philosophy has been buried by present PPP leaders. He said that protesters were chanting “Go Nawaz Go” slogans in New York when the prime minister was delivering his speech in UN General Assembly session.
He claimed that if elections are held under independent election commission, the PTI would sweep the polls in the whole country. “Imran Khan would become prime minister if free and fair elections are conducted,” Qureshi claimed.
He said that they knew the political move behind National Assembly speaker’s decision to call PTI representatives individually for verification of resignations.
Qureshi said that Jamat-e-Islami Ameer Sirajul Haq is a respectable man and his party representatives would soon meet political jirga comprising opposition members. He said Karachi had welcomed Imran Khan with open arms and the PTI expect a massive reception in Lahore
He said they are practicing their constitutional right of peaceful protests. He further explained they intend to expand the sit-ins all the way to Sindh passing through villages of Punjab and they have started enhancing contacts in interior Sindh.
He stated people of Sindh have had enough of corruption too. We therefore reject politics of corruption.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said time will decide if Javed Hashmi is daghi or baghi.