Pakistan

LAHORE (Staff Report) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said the ruling Pakitsan Muslim League-Nawaz is backing out of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) recently signed to launch a probe into the alleged rigging in the general elections of 2013.


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Announcing that his party will again take to the streets, Imran Khan, who was talking to a group of reporters at a local hotel after his arrival from Islamabad Friday afternoon, warned it would be a final blow to the Nawaz Sharif-led government.

“The PTI has been negotiating with the PML-N for the past three months,” Khan said, “But now they want to change the three-point MoU over the formation of the judicial commission.”

The cricketer-turned politician made it clear his party would not hold talks with the government anymore, saying, “The commission shall be formed only on the terms of reference the two sides had agreed upon. We have shown enough flexibility (already).”

“Just because they are aware of the electoral fraud they had committed, the government is afraid of the judicial commission,” Khan went on to say.

To a media query about his telephonic conversation with party leader Arif Alvi, Khan said he had committed no crime. “I haven’t listened any tape. I don’t even know what it is about…I know I wouldn’t have ordered someone’s killing, extortion or laundering of money to London.”

“Phone tapping is unlawful. And I want to know who has committed this offence.”

Following the issuance of Captain’s warning, hundreds of PTI workers gathered in and around the area and refreshed their memories of the D-Chowk sit-ins while chanting anti-Nawaz slogans.

“It is merely a trailer. We will present a whole show again when ordered,” one of Khan’s enthusiast said.