Imran Khan should start rallies quickly, says Khawaja Asif

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Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has dared Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan to hold rallies so that the federal government could withdraw from the ongoing dialogue.

While talking to media in Sialkot he also claimed that Khan’s political moves over the previous year had all failed like bad films.

Asif further questioned what will be the outcome of the talks.

He said, “This ‘panchayat’ that has been set up, I do not know whether it has been set up legitimately or illegally. Imran Khan has stated to hold rallies in three cities, they should start rallies quickly so that they can get rid of the dialogue process.”

He further referred to a recently leaked audio recording of a conversation involving the son of former Pakistani chief justice Saqib Nisar, saying that it revealed the prejudice the judge had at the time against Nawaz Sharif. He attributed the disarray, which cost the nation’s economy, to the relationship between the previous judiciary and the PTI-led government.

“Every political move of Khan has only benefitted the ruling coalition instead of paying dividends to the PTI whereas the PTI leadership has been abusing its previous facilitators. It should be an eye opener for its new facilitators that how this man (Imran) treats the people after getting benefits from them,” the federal minister said.

It should be noted that talks were going on between the government and the PTI for simultaneous elections in the country, of which two rounds had been completed.

The final talks between the government and the PTI will be held on May 2. On the other hand, Imran Khan has set a condition to dissolve the assemblies before May 14 for talks.