Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has revealed that a day after losing the no-confidence motion, he and Bushra Bibi decided to rest and watch a movie. “In the evening, we were watching a movie when I saw on my phone that the public is out on the roads”.
Addressing his party members at PTI’s national council meeting in Islamabad, he said seeing the public made him happy. He further said that being PM was extremely difficult as every other day some new issue pops up and that he did not take a day off while he was in office.
Protest on Aug 4
Khan has called for a protest outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) office in Islamabad on Thursday (August 4) to demand Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja’s resignation.
The former prime minister said that he wanted electronic voting machines (EVMs) for free and fair elections, accusing “CEC Sikandar Raja of sabotaging them in every way possible.”
He said that during the recently-held Punjab by-polls, his party’s biggest concern was rigging but “despite multiple attempts, it emerged victorious”.
The PTI chairman also claimed that the government has lost its credibility both nationally and internationally. “It has fallen to an extent that the army chief has to now request for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan. Can you imagine?”
He was referring to the reports of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa reaching out to US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman last week for help in securing an early loan dispersal from IMF.
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