Imran demands Nawaz’s resignation before poll rigging investigation
LAHORE, Pakistan: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will have to resign before poll rigging investigation begins, adding that his party would continue with the scheduled long march to the federal capital.
The PTI chairman was addressing a press conference in Lahore on Tuesday, minutes after the prime minister’s address to the nation during which he announced the constitution of a commission under three Supreme Court judges to probe into rigging allegations pertaining to general elections held in May last year.
Imran Khan said that his party will hold its Azadi march on August 14 to protest against alleged rigging in the general elections held last year and to press for electoral reforms despite the prime minister’s appeal to launch a judicial probe into rigging allegations.
Imran claimed that no investigation into election results could be conducted transparently under Nawaz Sharif. “As long as Nawaz Sharif is in government, what will the judicial commission do? It is your government…you will go against officers who investigate you. You will use the police to your advantage,” he said.
“Nawaz should resign when the judicial commission is formed, otherwise justice will not be served,” Imran Khan said.