LAHORE: Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan has claimed that the PDM government is ‘afraid’ of losing the elections.
Soon after his ouster in April of last year, Khan and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party launched a nationwide campaign calling for immediate general elections, which the government repeatedly rejected.
“The government is terrified of losing the elections because all polls show they will be decimated,” Imran Khan Khan told Al Jazeera in an exclusive interview at his Lahore residence.
Imran Khan added that the government is concerned about the growing popularity of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
The former prime minister claimed that the PDM government would “even violate the constitution” to prevent the country from holding national elections later this year.
Elections must be held within 90 days of the dissolution of a legislative assembly, according to Pakistan’s constitution.
Previously, Imran Khan stated that the nation is moving toward the supremacy of law as a result of the Supreme Court’s (SC) decision in the election delay case.
“We welcome the SC verdict [in the election delay case] because we are hearing towards the supremacy of law,” he said at a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Youm-e-Tashakur event.