Imran asks PM, ECP to resign

PTI chief demands election under caretaker prime minister

LAHORE – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has demanded of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the existing Election Commission of Pakistan to resign, holding of election under caretaker prime minister and an inquiry into rigging of last election by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

In a TV interview on Tuesday, Imran gave his future course of action and said he would continue his struggle till the last drop of his blood and attainment of justice. He said he has full confidence in Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Nasirul Malik and whatever the decision of the court, it would be totally respected.

He said the 14th August Azadi March would take place at every cost but he gave the assurance that it would be peaceful completely and martial law would not be accepted in Pakistan. Imran said that he had been demanding recounting of votes in four constituencies but Nawaz Sharif and his government did not listen to him while they were now offering talks.

He said the offer of talks was not acceptable to him and he was not a child that Nawaz Sharif would come to him and get him on board. He said talks would be held with the government after August 14. He said their struggle was according to the constitution and law and there should be no doubt that worst type of rigging took place in the 2013 elections.

He said unless severe punishment was awarded to those who were involved in the rigging, transparent elections cannot be held in the country but before that an end of the Nawaz government was necessary. He said the caretaker government including prime minister should not consist of politicians but technocrats and it should hold elections under the supervision of the Supreme Court.

The PTI chief reiterated that his party would strongly oppose martial law and guarantee peaceful conduct of the march.

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