Lahore: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan claimed on Thursday the efforts to debar him from politics were under way.
Addressing the nation via video link, Mr Khan spoke about his “Jail Bharo Movement,” saying, “The country hardly witnessed so many arrests along with the party leaders.” He recalled PTI leader Shahbaz Gill’s claim of torture, saying, “Gill was tortured to give a statement against me.”
He educated the current government saying, “Even during martial law, this country has not witnessed atrocities like today.” He regretted the terrorism case brought against him.
Taking a dig at the electoral watchdog, Mr Khan said, “The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) keeps on giving its ruling against the PTI by joining hands with the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM). The electoral watchdog is campaigning for the PDM’s political interests.”
Mr Khan deplored, “our people had been arrested from their homes.” He said Shahbaz Gill and Azam Swati were subjected to torture.
Mr Khan applauded Chaudhry Parvez Elahi and Chaudhry Moonis Elahi for their support to PTI, claiming that PML-Q was under pressure to leave him.
He lambasted the coalition government, saying: “Everyone knows the government is doing evil.”