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PTI paid 'high price' for mistakes: Imran Khan

Update : 06 Apr 2022, 11:46

Pakistan's Interim Prime Minister Imran Khan admitted that some mistakes were made by the PTI (Tehreek-e-Insaf) in the past for which it paid a “high price” and added that the party will prioritise its “ideological” workers.

Addressing a ceremony at the Governor House, Lahore on April 5, he instructed the PTI workers to prepare for elections, saying this time the party would exercise care and give tickets to those who were aligned with the party’s political philosophy.

“We committed mistakes in the past for which we had to pay a high price. So now after learning from our mistakes, our first decision is to give tickets after a great deliberation.” Imran said tickets would be given to all the MPs in attendance who still supported and continued to support the party during difficult times, says a news report. The interim prime minister reiterated his recent claim that a “vast foreign conspiracy” was hatched against his government, referring to the opposition’s no-confidence resolution against him.

The premier alleged that a plan was made abroad for regime change in Pakistan in which “traitors here (opposition) joined with them (conspiracy planners).” Imran said most of the people who supported this “conspiracy” had done so inadvertently with only those at the top being in the know.

He warned that such a lesson would be taught to all those involved in the alleged conspiracy in the upcoming elections that they wouldn’t only lose, but also “their political graves will be made forever.”

The prime minister said the PTI had approached the Supreme Court against the “traitors” and opined that apart from lifetime bans, they should also be imprisoned. “If today we don’t stand against this treachery then our coming generations won’t forgive us. “Today is a decisive and defining moment in our country,” the premier said. He called on the people to wage peaceful protests daily, saying doing so was their “duty” along with defeating the alleged conspiracy against his government. He instructed the party workers to prepare for the next elections, saying that the poll will be held in the next three months. The premier urged the nation to come to the F-9 Park to protest peacefully against the opposition and its conspiracy.

The purpose of demonstrations, he explained, was to send a message to the US and its alleged collaborators here that “this is a living nation and it won’t allow any scheme [against it] to be successful.” He said Pakistan was at the crossroads today and those who remained loyal and committed to its ideology would be remembered in history.


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