Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) seems to have gone all out against the military establishment, with former prime minister Imran Khan questioning why those who claimed to be neutral did nothing to stop the ‘foreign conspiracy’ for regime change. Former human rights minister Shireen Mazari stated that the ‘neutrality of the neutrals’ was under doubt and suspicion.
Addressing a PTI rally in Mardan today (Friday), Imran Khan said that those who could have stopped the conspiracy did nothing to stop it, saying “I sent Shaukat to those who call themselves neutral but unfortunately they did not stop it.”
He also warned the incumbent government about calling fresh elections soon, saying “I am giving you warning if you don’t give us election date, the ocean of people coming to Islamabad will blow you away.”
He told his supporters to wait for his call for the long march to Islamabad, which would be given any day after May 20.
Khan also called Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif a ‘big coward’, saying that decisions about the fate of Pakistan can’t be made while sitting in London. “Only people of this country have that right, they will decide who will lead them,” he said.
“It would have been better to drop an atom bomb on Pakistan than to bring these people into power,” he said.
Earlier this morning he had tweeted about the state of the economy and the rupee reaching an all time low, and said that it reflected the people’s confidence in the current government. He also said that he and Tarin had warned the ‘neutrals’ that if the ‘conspiracy’ against Khan was to succeed, the ‘fragile economic recovery’ of the country would tailspin.
Meanwhile former human rights minister Shireen Mazari has also claimed that the ‘neutrals’ were not really neutral during the ‘regime change conspiracy’ that Imran Khan alleges was the reason behind his ouster.
She made this statement during a press conference held today (Friday), shortly after Imran Khan’s tweet about the neutrals.
Mazari questioned if they had taken into consideration how their decision would affect the economic and political landscape of the country. “Did you think about how it would lead to the ruin of the economy, the breaking of laws, the elimination of the supremacy of parliamentarians or the violation of the Constitution?”
She further questioned how someone could remain neutral while the country was heading towards ruin and while a ‘foreign conspiracy’ was underway.