Former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan is holding an interactive Zoom session with digital broadcasters and economic analysts amid his efforts to force the coalition government to call early elections.
Since being ousted from power in April this year, Imran has time and again called upon the PML-N-led government to dissolve assemblies and hold transparent polls to save the country from “economic collapse”.
A day earlier, the PTI chief encouraged his party leaders and supporters to threaten back those threatening them from unknown numbers.
Invoking the mysterious figures of ‘Mr X’ and ‘Mr Y’, the PTI chief urged the party activists to smash “the idol of fear” and combat their threats with similar threats.
He said those trying to intimidate party cadres through calls from secret numbers will now be dealt with similar tactics.
“Break the idol of fear, this call that comes from an anonymous number to threaten. Give it back to them. They give threats, return those threats,” the ousted premier roared.
He also questioned on the Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) decision of rebutting his statement about the army chief’s appointment, saying the DG ISPR should have at least understood what he said and what it meant.
In his speech at a public rally in Punjab’s Chakwal city, Imran said that he wanted the army chief’s appointment on merit, saying he had said that ex-premier Nawaz Sharif and ex-president Asif Ali Zardari could never do selection on merit as they were not even familiar with the concept of merit and can’t see beyond their families.
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