SARGODHA:(APS)Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has said that Prime Minister House, President House, Parliament House and all the government buildings do not pay electricity bills but his connection was cancelled for just Rs. 30,000. He said that he decided not to pay the bills because the poor are unable to pay their bills.
Addressing the PTI gathering today (Friday) in Sargodha, Imran Khan said that Ittefaq Foundry is still to pay Rs. 50 million. “Had I been the Prime Minister, they would never cancel my connection”, said Imran. He said that IPPs were given money without audit. “He said that circular debt and load shedding remain unchanged even today”, he said.
Criticizing Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders, Imran Khan said that Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari have billions of assets outside Pakistan. He said that our foreign debt is constantly rising because the government is borrowing without any progress in the country. He invited the supporters of PML-N and PPP to vote for PTI for a change. He said that inflation will continue to rise unless Pakistanis did not protest against it.
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan announced on Friday to hold further anti-government rallies to oust Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif against the backdrop of his party’s rigging allegations in the last year’s historic elections.
Speaking to participants of his party’s rally here, Khan said that the PTI would hold a public meeting in Gujrat on Friday next week followed by another in Larkana on November 21.
The PTI chairman vowed to put up another show of his party’s strength during Larkana rally. “Be prepared because next year would be the year of fresh elections,” he told his supporters.
Upping the ante against Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Khan said despite being one of the biggest political parties of the country, the PPP should see the writing on the wall after what he said an appalling defeat in Multan by-polls yesterday.
The PTI chief claimed that the next year would belong to his party as rivals PPP and PML-N were appearing to be in bad shape.
Today’s public meeting of the party came days after a stampede at PTI’s political rally in Multan’s Qasim Bagh stadium left at least seven people dead and several injured. A three-member inquiry committee declared the incident an accident without any element of subversion.
In the light of the tragedy, Sargodha’s district management had suggested the Mela Mandi Ground for the rally because of its spacious lawns but the PTI insisted on holding the meeting at the Sports Stadium, which could accommodate only about 40,000 people.
The PTI administration had demolished one side of the Sports Stadium to widen the entrance to the stage in a bid thwart any untoward incident.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan, addressing the Sargodha rally, said the prevailing corrupt system would not change in the country until masses stand for their rights.
He said that electricity connection of his residence was cut for non-payment of ‘only Rs30,000’. On the other hand, he added that Nawaz Sharif’s power dues were in millions and yet his electricity connection was intact.
“If I was prime minister, power of my house would have never been disconnected…We have two parallel systems running in the country, one for poor and another for influential. Tehreek-i-Insaf wants to change this system,” he added.