ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek i Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan here on Sunday claimed his party was protesting for the cause of democracy and people of Pakistan.
Addressing a public meeting, he said he wanted investigations into the general election 2013, to ensure that whenever the next election was held it should be free of any rigging charges.
All the parties had complaints about irregularities in the election, but nobody has protested in an effective manner, he added.
He asked people to stand up for their rights and announced to shut down cities of Lahore, Faisalabad and Karachi on various dates in December.
Imran Khan talked about problems of poverty and malnutrition in the country, and claimed disparity was increasing between rich and poor in the country.
The PTI chief said young people cannot contest the elections because they do not have enough money to do so. Reacting to the speech of Imran Khan, Awami National Party Senator Zahid Khan said the actions of Imran Khan are detrimental to democracy which is dangerous for constitution and rights of the
The Senator said Imran Khan wanted confrontation which is unfortunate.
He said Imran Khan’s decision to try to close down Lahore and other cities can lead to violence.
He said Pakistan cannot afford the politics of confrontation, adding if democracy derailed in the country, it will be difficult to put together a constitution again for the country.
The Senator said all the political parties should sit together in Parliament and work on electoral reforms through amendments in the constitution and law.