Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, addressing a rally in Chishtian, said, “Agar ap ne Nawaz Sharif ko vote toh matlab ap mujrim ko vote de rahy hai. Is ka matlab ap burai ke sath khary hai. Is ka matlab ke ap Allah ke farman ke khilaf ja rahy hai.” (People who vote for PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif will be siding with a convict and are on the wrong side. This also means that you will go against Allah’s orders.)
This is not the first time that PTI leader has played religious card against opponents or has mentioned religion in his speeches.
Another time, while addressing his supporters, he said “You have to spread my message to the public just like the prophets of Allah did”.
The former prime minister once also said that those who defected from his party [PTI] committed shirk. Shirk, or infidelity to God, is considered a severe sin in Islam.
“Those who do wrong things to save their jobs commit sin, it is shirk [idolatry]. Those who sell their self-respect and themselves, it is also counted as shirk because Allah is Al-Haqq”, he said.
Moreover, in Chishtian, the PTI leader said Chishtian is not a stronghold of the PML-N as it claims.
“We make the country’s biggest robbers prime ministers. Today, the people ruling the country have been robbing the country for 30 years,” he reiterated.
He once again accused the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and said that the body is a “Pet of the coalition government”.
Clarifying his earlier remarks against the Pakistan Army, Khan said that “this country is mine and so is the army”.