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Imran Khan says ready for ‘minus-one formula’ if it benefits Pakistan

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan stated on Saturday that he is willing to accept a “minus-one formula” if it “benefits the country.”

“Tell me how minus one benefits Pakistan.” “I am willing to withdraw from the field in the larger interest of the country,” the former premier declared to party workers and supporters.

Imran Khan maintained that the only way out of the ‘quagmire’ is for speedy and transparent elections. He also stated that he would never leave the country because he has no “properties outside of this country.”

Earlier in the day, PTI Chairman Imran Khan cited ‘flaws’ in the Terms of Reference (ToR) of a three-member judicial commission established by the federal government to examine the audio leaks.

“The federal government has formed an inquiry commission to investigate the issue of audio leaks under Section 3 of the Commissions of Inquiry Act, 2017,” the former prime minister stated on Twitter.

However, Imran Khan stated that the federal government’s Terms of Reference (ToR) contain a purposeful omission.

“They fail to consider who is behind the illegal and unconstitutional surveillance of the PM’s office and sitting Supreme Court judges.”

He argued that the commission should be empowered to investigate who these strong and unknown individuals are who tap and record telephone calls of civilians, including high-ranking public officials. “This is a serious breach of privacy guaranteed under Article 14 of the Constitution,” he added.

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