Imran demands early polls


Islamabad, Sept 24 (TNS): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has demanded the current government to conduct fresh polls after disqualification of Nawaz Sharif.

Speaking to journalists, PTI chief said the new PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, to justify continue holding his seat, should seek a fresh mandate from the masses.

“We have lost confidence in the incumbent Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP),” he said.

“The Supreme Court should dissolve the ECP and reconstitute a new one for holding early elections,” he added.

“The ECP doesn’t have the right to issue contempt notices to anyone.”

He went on to demand that the names of deposed PM Nawaz Sharif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and the National Accountability Bureau chief should be placed on the exit control list.

Talking about Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif’s iqama case, Khan said the minister would meet the same fate as Nawaz Sharif, who was disqualified by the top court on July 28.

He also demanded the government to merge Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.