PTI chairman Imran Khan on Monday said that his party plans to make a return to the National Assembly.
According to the former premier, if the former ruling party doesn’t do the aforesaid, it would result in the rivals forming a caretaker setup, according to a media report.
Talking to journalists in Lahore, Imran said he was hopeful of the elections being held in April this year.
It was reported earlier today that PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif has asked the top cadre of the party to develop a new strategy against PTI ahead of forthcoming polls.
The report quoted a Cabinet member as saying that Nawaz wants a ‘charge-sheet’ developed against PTI chief and his ‘facilitators’ in the establishment that include an ex-COAS, two former spy chiefs, and an ex-chief justice of the country, to target them during the electioneering.
The fresh attempt is to be made with the aim to renew ruling party’s slogan of vote ko izzat do (respect the vote).
The report further stated that the new narrative is required in light of the fact that the Toshakhana scam and the audio leaks have not done much damage to the former ruling party.
The PML-N also seems to be worried about the fact that the elections in Punjab maybe due in just a few months’ span and that the former premier has been regaining some of the lost popularity.
The local leaders, it maintained, are also not happy about the absence of the top leadership of the party during the vote of confidence in Punjab.
They want the party supremo and others to return to the country for the party to face the rising political threats in the form of a united front.
On Saturday (Jan 14), Imran Khan confirmed that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will be “tested” through a vote of confidence, a move similar to the one he faced as the country’s premier in April last year.
“Absolutely, we will test him,” Imran told Meher Bokhari during his interview with Hum News, when asked whether the PML-N president may be asked to obtain a vote of confidence from the National Assembly.
According to former premier, Shehbaz had ‘tested’ the PTI so it was now the party’s turn [to do the same].