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Imran wants third umpire action on closure

Mumtaz Alvi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Thursday called the incumbent National Assembly bogus, which ‘brought forward a bogus leadership that is now out to punish the Higher Education Commission (HEC) for declaring their degrees as counterfeit’.

The PTI chairman also came hard on the rulers for shutting down the sports channel Geo Super and contended the third umpire might take note of this unfortunate measure of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). Talking to reporters here at the PTI Central Secretariat, Imran said he was not at all surprised by the government as in the past as well, such tactics were employed by Nawaz Sharif, Pervez Musharraf and now by President Asif Ali Zardari.

He said Pakistan could survive only by establishing true democracy as bogus democracy posed a threat to system as well as Pakistan. He said for this reason PTI had filed a petition in the Supreme Court, calling for preparation of fresh electoral rolls through the National Database and Registration Authority.

He added voter’s photograph should also be made part of voter lists and votes should be cast in future by electronic voting machines. The PTI chairman pointed out the leadership of PPP and PML-N was not prepared for an across-the-board accountability, as they had an identical agenda to loot and plunder the national wealth and go away with it unscratched, as had happened in the past.

Imran claimed a big change in Pakistan was inevitable and said this would happen through elections and the youth would bring the anticipated change. “Even all the political parties together will not be able to compete with PTI in next elections as the situation in Pakistan is worse than even Egypt and change is inevitable,” the PTI chairman added.

Imran regretted the PPP-led government had failed to nab the killers of Benazir Bhutto, claiming after coming to power, his party would arrest her assassins. About the reopening of former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s case, he said the rulers wanted to play politics by doing so as they could not even apprehend the culprits involved in Benazir’s assassination.

About freeing of US contractor Raymond Davis, who had killed two innocent youth in Lahore, Imran regretted this case was not heard in the court and claimed had it been so, the hidden hand behind bomb blasts could have had traced on the basis of maps of masajid and other articles and equipment recovered from Raymond.

The consensus resolution of the bogus assembly, he charged, had failed to make any impact and the same day, several innocent Pakistanis were killed in a drone attack. He emphasised it was time for the nation to stand up against the oppression. Imran requested young children to also join PTI’s planned sit-in on Ring Road in Peshawar on April 23-24 against drone attacks and US slavery, as several kids had also been killed in the US drone assaults.
Source: The News
Date:4/8/2011