Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan addressed party workers on Wednesday through a video link. During his speech, Imran said he was ready to constitute a committee to hold talks “with anyone in power”.

Imran questioned why the powers-that-be wanted to conduct elections in October. “Because they wanted to crush PTI,” he claimed.

“I am forming a committee. It will talk to anyone who is in power on two matterss — if it helps the country according to ‘them’, I will leave politics. Second, how is it beneficial for the country if elections are held in October,” said Khan in his address.


“Convince us on these two things. If they believe and satisfy the committee that my leaving politics will benefit the country, I will step back and leave politics,” he promised.

Without naming anyone, Imran said that “they” have benefitted from arson at the Lahore Corps Commander House (Jinnah House) and used it to crack down on his party.

“[Such] a crackdown has never been seen in the history of the country,” he said.


“They have jailed the entire leadership and even those who are not even a part of the party,” added Imran.
Khan also requested his party workers to remain steadfast. During the address Imran said that who ever he gives a party ticket to, will win.

“Your captain is standing till there is blood in his body,” he said. “Your captain fights till the last ball, there is no question of accepting defeat. Whatever they are going to do, I am ready for it,” he added.