Imran Khan Sets Two Conditions For Quitting Politics:
Imran Khan, Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and former prime minister, has stated his willingness to form a committee for talks with influential groups, and he is prepare to step back if the committee convinced of two things.
Speaking to his supporters following the resignation of PTI leader and former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry, Imran Khan expressed his readiness to establish a committee to engage in discussions with anyone in positions of power.
He stated, “I am forming this committee and I have two conditions. If they can convince the committee that they have a solution and that the country can function better without Imran Khan, or if they can convince the committee of the benefits that Pakistan will gain from holding elections in October.”
Imran Khan emphasized that if the committee can persuade him on these two matters, he is prepare to step back for the sake of the country. He announced that he would officially announce the formation of the committee the next day.
He also urged the Supreme Court of Pakistan to take action to safeguard the remnants of democracy in the country. Imran Khan emphasized the importance of unity among the judges of the apex court to prevent the prevalence of a law of the jungle in the nation.
Imran Khan expressed his readiness to face any action taken against him, stating that he is prepared for it every day. He criticized the use of coercion and tactics to force individuals to leave PTI, describing it as a form of enslavement.
Imran Khan reassured his followers that he will not lose hope and will continue to fight until the end. He urged the nation not to accept defeat in any way.
Despite members leaving and quitting PTI, Imran Khan expressed hope that the party’s ticket holders, regardless of their identities, will win in the elections because “the people have decided.”
Imran Khan claimed that any investigation into the events of May 9 would reveal that the arson was preplan. He questioned the silence of journalists and human rights organizations regarding the atrocities committed against PTI workers.
Khan mentioned the mistreatment of Shireen Mazari, expressing satisfaction that she decided to exit politics to free herself from the suffering she endured. He considered Shireen’s departure from politics not only a loss for PTI but for Pakistani politics as a whole.
Imran Khan highlighted the deprivation of fundamental rights faced by the people and the prevalence of the law of the jungle in the country. He questioned why no investigation had been initiated into the killing of 25 peaceful protesters who were shot by law enforcement agencies on May 9.
The former prime minister expressed that his party members are facing intense pressure, including threats of property destruction, business consequences, and potential abductions of their children.