PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday slammed the coalition government for stalling the elections, saying that the process is being delayed to “appoint an army chief of their own choice.”
Addressing his supporters during a party gathering in Faisalabad, the former prime minister said that the government has “destroyed the country within four months.”
The People’s Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) — major coalition partners in the incumbent government — were opposing snap elections, because they wanted to “appoint an army chief of their choice” in November to save their skin in corruption cases, Imran added.
He said that only free and fair elections can ensure political stability in Pakistan.
The former premier took a jibe at the government and said that it was the “weakest administration ever.”
“According to the IMF, corruption is the root cause of poor economic conditions in the country,” he said, adding that the government has only done damage in four months.
“Inflation is skyrocketing, while the economy has fallen to the ground,” he stated, reiterating his stance of conspirators imposing “thieves” on the nation.
“Today, the nation is seeking answers from those who have betrayed them,” he added.
He also bashed the coalition government over the state of the economy and quoted a report by the International Monetary Fund which had warned of unrest in Pakistan due to precarious economic situation.