Aug 082017

A day ahead of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PML-N) planned rally on Grand Trunk (GT) Road, Imran Khan has said he sees early general elections, asking his supporters to begin preparations.

“If the PML-N is bent upon saving one family and hide its corruption, and has planned a rally at GT Road, then I can see early elections taking place,” Imran told reporters in Islamabad on Tuesday evening.

“I have given directives to the central executive committee to prepare for elections [which may take place] in November or December.”

According to the PTI chief, time was ripe for PML-N, after the Supreme Court verdict, to separate itself from Sharif family’s corruption. “But it seems a collective effort on their part to discredit a supreme institution of the country,” he said.

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Imran said, by announcing the rally, had openly come out in defiance of the judiciary.

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In a landmark verdict last month, the apex court unanimously disqualified Nawaz from office due to his failure to disclose his ‘un-withdrawn receivables, constituting assets’ in his nomination papers filed ahead of the 2013 polls.

“Is the PML-N setting a tradition of refusing to accept the verdict of the apex court,” he asked.

Army chief, he added, has also clearly stated that the armed forces were standing with the Constitution.

Imran said he would have given Nawaz tips on making a rally successful, had the latter been planning it for “good purposes”.

He also announced a party rally in Rawalpindi on August 13, saying he had directed his supporters to avoid confrontation with PML-N at all costs.

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