Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, has announced that he would contest election against Nawaz Sharif, the former two-time prime minister of the country.

Talking to a private TV channel, the cricketer turned politician challenged President Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Nawaz Sharif to be ready to face him in the upcoming polls. He was of the opinion both the ruling Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) and PML-N have destroyed the country’s institutions.

He observed, “The corrupt leadership of the both parties looted the public wealth and transferred it to the foreign banks and they do not want to have their accountability. Both the corrupt parties have disappointed the nation and they are looking for a change”.

Imran Khan also criticized the ruling party of Punjab, saying it was not a reliable party as Nawaz Sharif deceived the nation three times in the past. In his view, those who described Zardari as a corrupt person why remained with him for three years in alliance.

He also lashed out at Maulana Fazlur Rehman, saying that the JUI-F leader also played similar role in Pervez Musharraf’s period.

Commenting about the upcoming elections, he vowed that he would not form alliance with any party which has representation in the present parliament. He made it clear that his party would prefer to sit on opposition benches if failed to attain simply majority in the house.

He announced, “The PTI will stage a protest demo in Peshawar on July 14 against restoration of NATO supplies. Moreover, if the rulers make any attempt to destroy or malign the honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan, then PTI would hold a long march”.

The former cricketer was of the opinion that the incumbent was equally responsible in unsystematic elimination of its citizens as it has intentionally avoided disclosing identification details of those killed in US drone attacks.

He stated that the present rulers were blindly supporting American claims of high precision drone attacks and minimum collateral damage when they were actually aware of details of civilian casualties in the tribal region.

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