LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has vowed to end “family-based monarchy” in the country through his party’s “Azadi March” in the federal capital scheduled for August 14.
Addressing PTI workers convention on Sunday, Imran Khan reiterated his vow that the sit-in of his party will not end until a “new Pakistan” is made. He said there was no real democracy in Pakistan but a monarchy of few political leaders who have kept power in their hands. The PTI chairman said that one should differentiate between monarchy and democracy, as in real democracy, the head of state is accountable to the people, there is merit in democratic system and taxpayers’ money is not used by the rulers.
“Can the Pakistani nation hold the ruling elite class accountable?” he questioned. “What kind of democracy is this? I challenge you to bring forward any individual whom I have appointed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government from my family,” he added. Imran said till the leaders in the country are not elected democratically, they won’t spend taxpayers’ money on the citizens and no change will come. He said that the time for the “fake government” is over and he and his party will not rest until re-elections take place.
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