Imran terms prisoner No 804 PTI’s ‘symbol’
RAWALPINDI: (Suno News) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan has said that his prisoner number 804 will be written on the posters of his party’s candidates as part of electioneering.
Talking to the media in Adiala Jail, the cricketer-turned-politician condemned recent Iranian strikes inside Pakistan, and said that it was very dangerous situation. He said that during his government, then Foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi went to Afghanistan and got assurance of full cooperation from the Kabul government. However, he added, Bilawal Bhutto could not visit Afghanistan even once during his tenure as foreign minister of Pakistan.
Imran said that terrorism cannot be eliminated without the cooperation of Afghanistan. Afghanistan is thinking of closing the border, he added.
He said, “I myself went to Iran as prime minister and met with the Supreme Leader of Iran. Those who want relations with Iran to deteriorate are happy today.”
He maintained that Indian government’s policy towards Pakistan is also not good. “Instead of adding fuel to fire, the tension should be diffused between Pakistan and Iran. Due to delay in general elections, the country is facing current crises. If general elections had been held in October, there would have been stability in the country,” he maintained.
He alleged that elections were postponed to crush his party. No one is taking Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar seriously. He said that the PTI candidates were not being allowed to carry out election campaign, adding that prisoner number 804 would be written on the posters of the candidates.
The PTI chief said that despite the “cruelty”, his party was in strong position because of its unyielding voters and supporters. He also acknowledged lawyers community’s role in present situation and said that lawyers were being given preference as the party candidates.