Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan claimed that people in authority were adamant about preventing election defeat and have linked the “threat” to his life and the current crackdown on his party to his “extraordinary popularity.”
Imran claimed in an interview with ‘Times Radio’ that he had a danger in his life, which Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah’s public utterances have verified.
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The PTI head asserted that he knows that it is from the government itself, even though the government believes the threat to originate from “some foreign elements.”
He said, “I predicted my assassination about six months before it happened and believe there were three key government figures that were in charge of it. They continue to hold positions of power, they are destroying the inquiry report because it contained accusations against them, and I believe they now face greater threats than ever.”
Imran blamed former chief of army staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa for his ouster and said that he opted the “people who are in charge right now” in the hopes that the PTI’s support would fizzle out.
The former prime minister asserted that his party has constantly received more support, forcing his opponents to take drastic efforts to prevent him from regaining office through elections.
Imran asserted that his party had constantly received greater support, forcing his opponents to take drastic efforts to prevent him from regaining office through elections.
Nobody believes that I have broken the law because I have never broken the law in my life, he insisted, dismissing all 140 accusations against him, including those for blasphemy, sedition, and 40 counts of terrorism.
He continued, “In reality, my movement is known as the movement of justice, for rule of law.” Also, he rejected claims that his party had engaged in violent behavior by asserting that “a party that wants elections does not want violence.”
In addition, Imran bemoaned the “blackout in media” against the PTI and the crackdown on his party’s staff and officials, including the party’s missing social media coordinator in Karachi, Arshad Siddiqui.