The PTI postpones its second long walk to June 15

ISLAMABAD:

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday postponed its second long march to Islamabad after the upcoming federal budget, and decided to participate fully in the upcoming by-elections in Punjab.

The decisions were taken at a meeting of the party’s central committee, chaired by party chairman Imran Khan at his residence in Bani Gala. The meeting reviewed the ongoing political situation in the country, plans for the long march, by-elections and other issues.

“The central committee has decided to take the decision on the anti-inflation march after June 15,” PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi told reporters after the meeting. He said the party would fully participate in the upcoming by-elections in Punjab.

Qureshi also said that PTI members of the National Assembly would not appear before the president to verify their resignations. “It has also been decided that there will be no discussions on any option other than new elections in the country,” he added.

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Responding to a question, the former foreign minister said Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah wanted to arrest Imran Khan but warned any such attempt would be a mistake. If Imran was arrested, he said, the workers would react immediately, he said.

“The entire nation listened to Rana Sanaullah’s threats and rhetoric. Rana Sanaullah plans to arrest Imran Khan. If he thinks we are going to keep quiet about Imran’s arrest, he is a big fool,” he added.

Commenting on the prevailing situation in the country, Qureshi said economic security is very important for national security. He pointed out that the PTI government had reduced electricity and gasoline prices despite pressure from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

“The state of the economy is deteriorating day by day,” Qureshi told reporters. “We were talking about buying cheap oil and wheat from Russia, but the current government refuses to talk to Russia,” he added.

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“When we spoke to the Taliban to end terrorism, there was a lot of criticism,” he continued. “Now this government and its foreign minister are talking to the Taliban. They follow our policies. So, is the foreign minister going to talk about talks with the Taliban now? »

Qureshi said that since the arrival of this new government, there has been a shortage of flour in the country. “Now a 20 kg bag of flour was sold for 1,600 rupees in Punjab. The prices of other raw materials have also increased,” he added.

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