Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that free and fair elections are not possible under President Asif Ali Zardari.
While addressing a press conference today, he said that they have endured this government for 5 years and now it is elections time. He also said that his party does not want to give a chance to government to call itself a martyr by overthrowing it.
Regarding his party’s decision to not to join the long march of Dr. Tahirul Qadri, Khan said, “We did not participate in the long march because we did not want to take any unconstitutional step.”
“There was a disagreement with Dr. Tahirul Qadri. We believe in change through elections while Dr. Qadri does not believe that elections will bring a change.” “It was a difficult decision to not to join the long march.” “PTI wants a change of system,” Khan asserted.
He also urged the Supreme Court to investigate the case of death of National Accountability Bureau’s officer Kamran Faisal, who was investigating the Rental Power Plants case in which the Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf is at the centre.
His call came after the Supreme Court issued an order for the arrest of the prime minister over corruption allegations, and as at least 25,000 people took part in the largest political protest in Islamabad since Zardari’s government took office.
“The government should immediately announce new elections and should also announce a date for it,” Khan told the news conference. “Change is not possible without holding of free and fair elections,” he added.