Imran ready to mull over joining Pagara alliance

  • LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has termed ‘change’ inevitable to save Pakistan from further turmoil.

    He said if Pir Pagara wants to bring real change, “we are ready to mull over joining the alliance led by him”. He has also voiced support for mid-term polls under free judiciary and media and an independent election commission, addressing a press conference on Wednesday after inaugurating a party office in Model Town.

    Flanked by Ahsen Rasheed, Umer Sarfaraz Cheema, Talat Naqvi and other party members, Imran Khan lambasted rulers for paying no heed to the grievances of people. Criticizing rulers for blindly following the dictates of the International Monitory Fund (IMF), he said the new tax to be imposed from October 1st was going to adds to the troubles of the poor.

    To a question about Nawaz Sharif’s demand from Asif Ali Zardari to bring his money back to Pakistan, Imran Khan said that it was also necessary for Nawaz to declare his assets and provide details to the people how he had managed to make so much wealth. To a query regarding the invitation extended to him by the head of Muslim League-Functional, Pir Pagara, to join the United Muslim League, Imran replied if Pagara had any programme to change the status quo, the PTI would ponder over this proposal.


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