Talking to journalist Imran Riaz Khan on Monday, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf (PTI) Imran Khan said let the martial law be imposed. He impliedly referred to the establishment that he is pitted against in the current round of his street politics.
Khan made these remarks on the fourth day of his Long March for ‘haqeeqi azaadi’ (true freedom).
He added that the current climate was worst than Musharraf’s martial law. Khan added that when Azam Swati Shahbaz Gill were tortured they were told that ‘Imran would face the same.’
Imran Khan referred to recent arrests of his aides. Swati was arrested after Swati targeted the army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Twitter while Gill was arrested for attempting to incite mutiny within the ranks of armed forces.
He said he would not be scared of the intimidation. He said, ‘they are cowards’. Those who want to destroy the country’s biggest political party are cowards.
Until there is rule of law and accountability for all, there is no future for Pakistan, Khan added.
Pakistan’s prominent political analysts have been warning that if there is collision between PTI and the government, martial law could be the outcome of violence on the streets.
لگا دیں مارشل لا —-عمران خان کو ڈرانے کی کوششیں ۰۰۰@ImranRiazKhan کا انٹرویو#حقیقی_آزادی_لانگ_مارچ #لانگ_مارچ pic.twitter.com/7Jaf1s8Cug
— Raza Ahmad Rumi (@Razarumi) October 31, 2022
He is a loose talker and journalists provoke him to utter nonsense to get a sound bite to create a “breaking news”. What happened to responsible journalism?
Captors have decided to free us but we are hell bent on getting back in captivity. I have never known such an arse of a nation in the history of mankind. Why do you wish destruction upon yourselves.