Imran Khan demands early elections in Pakistan

  • Shahid Khaqan Abbasi a ‘weak Prime Minister’, says PTI chief

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has called for early elections in the country, highlighting the need for a fresh mandate to strengthen democracy in the state.

Lashing out at ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) during a press conference in Islamabad on Sunday, the PTI chief said Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is a ‘weak Prime Minister’ and also allegedly involved in corruption in LNG sector.

Referring to deposed PM Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan said no one in the world could think of making a disqualified person the head of any political party.

“It is saddening to hear Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi say that Nawaz is his PM.”

“We are scared regarding the situation in the country,” he said, adding that the country’s economy is in a harrowing condition.

On the Electoral Reforms Bill 2017, which was passed in the Senate on September 22, he remarked that the bill seeks to ridicule the democracy.