Former premier Imran Khan vows ‘big show’ this time

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan said on Thursday that he was going to do a “big show” this time; therefore it was his appeal to the people to become part of it. 

Addressing the Islamabad High Court Bar Association (IHCBA), he, however, said he would not disclose details of what he meant by a ‘big show’.

He further said that bowing down to the USA pressure meant to brace oneself for the ‘Do More’ mantra from the superpower.

He said even the National Security Committee (NSC) had admitted that the letter received from the USA was an ‘interference’ in the country’s internal affairs.

The PTI chairman went on to add that when he and Shaukat Tarin, finance minister in his government, tried to make ‘neutrals’ (the military establishment) understand that the country could not afford destabilization at this stage and that they should act to prevent this foreign ‘conspiracy’ from succeeding, they did not pay any heed.  

Imran alleged that the ‘imported’ government had plans to rig the next general elections.

He bemoaned that most corrupt people were made to sit on the top as a result of the conspiracy.

The former prime minister again demanded an impartial inquiry by the Supreme Court (SC) into the ‘threatening letter’ sent by a US bureaucrat.

He was of the view that there was no rule of law in the country as all the institutions tasked with ensuring writ of the state were in danger.   

He further said that ever since the imported government had taken over, the country’s economy was in jeopardy. “This government is not focusing on the economy, but on getting ‘NRO-II’,” he said in a reference to attempts by some people in the government to get their cases waived off.

Now the situation is such, Imran added, that those very people whose names had appeared in corruption cases had been made to guard the country’s wealth.

PTI chairman also asked as what the American embassy officials to do with the Pakistani politicians as they met with the latter frequently before voting on the no-trust motion against him.