PTI to show cards if polls not held after COAS appointment, says Fawad

News Desk
Thursday, Nov 24, 2022

LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) would disclose its strategy if elections were not held after the appointment of new Army chief, the party’s senior vice president Fawad Chaudhry said.

In conversation with a private news channel, he said the PTI held negotiations with the government on snap elections, but the incumbent rulers being afraid of their defeat, refused to announce the date of the election.

“The government should announce polls’ date so we can settle the rest of the framework,” he added. Elections were the only way to address crises confronting the country, he said.

Earlier, speaking to journalists in Lahore, he claimed PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and former president Asif Ali Zardari had agreed to impose martial law in the country. “If there is any obstacle in the way of martial law, it is PTI. Martial law will not be imposed in the country.”

Chaudhry said preparations for PTI’s long march were under way, adding 35,000 to 40,000 people would reach Rawalpindi on Friday night. Imran Khan would announce future course of action in Rawalpindi, he said.

The PTI leader said defence and interior ministers were making different statements on the issue of Army chief’s appointment. “We want the matter to be resolved without any controversy, and we have no favourite candidate,” he said.