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Imran calls for poll boycott

world Updated: Nov 26, 2007 22:22 IST

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Cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan has urged the political leaders in the country to boycott the parliamentary polls being held under the emergency rule, stressing that "submitting nomination papers is equal to accepting the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) and the deposing of the judiciary" by the military regime.

"Submitting nomination papers is equal to accepting the Provisional Constitutional Order and the deposing of the judiciary," said Imran, the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party.

"If all Opposition parties are participating in the so-called elections, Tehreek-e-Insaf party will stand on its decision of boycotting the polls," he said.

Imran has appealed to all the political leaders to show maturity as the judiciary, for the first time in Pakistan's history, has made sacrifices for the rule of law as well as democracy.

Indulging in political issues before the restoration of judiciary could be disastrous and the sacrifices made by it could lose their impact, he said.

The former Pakistani captain said the game plan of holding the general elections under the state of emergency was ready, and the caretaker administration was a part of that plan, The Post daily reported Monday.

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