Time to raise voice against repression, injustice: Imran


LAHORE: A number of former leaders of Pakistan People’s Party and Pakistan Muslim League-N including well known analyst Shafqat Mehmood and former PPP president Lahore Asghar Gujjar have joined Tehreek-e-Insaf, Geo News reported Wednesday.

Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has said that the time had come to raise voice against repression and injustice.

He said he would soon present details of his assets before the media and also asked other politicians to do the same.

“I want a new system, a new vision and a new Pakistan,” Imran Khan reiterated.

The TI Chief said he would disclose how Nawaz Sharif, PML-N President, transferred his assets outside Pakistan.

To a question, he said what other option he had than to have old politicians in his party. “Should I go to another country to add members into my party,” he asked.

He argued that he would need 1000 candidates for contesting the general elections and that both old and new faces would have to be included in the party. But, he added, that new politicians would be in majority and that no bad name would be given an election ticket.

Imran Khan said scrutiny committee had been formed.

“Now even the US has taken cognizance of the fact that people’s support is with Tehreek-e-Insaf,” he claimed, clarifying that his party had not changed its stance over the US.

He said the PML-N had ‘deceived twice’ and that if any movement was to be launched, it would be done by his party alone. “N-League is part of the status quo, it doesn’t want any change.”

Imran Khan said there had been some sort of give-and-take between PPP and PML-N. “It is us who would bring about a real change,” he asserted.

Calling former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi an honest man, he said it was up to him to decide as to which direction he wanted to go.


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