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Imran Khan dares Nawaz Sharif: Let's contest at ‘whatever constituency’

Oct 25, 2023 05:25 PM IST

This comes after Nawaz Sharif returned to Pakistan after a four-year self-imposed exile in London on October 21.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party chairman Imran Khan has thrown a challenge to Nawaz Sharif, saying he will contest against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz supremo in "whatever constituency" he chooses in the upcoming polls in the country. Imran Khan's challenge came as a video posted from his X (formerly Twitter) handle.

Former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan(Reuters)
Former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan(Reuters)

The former prime minister has been in Adiala Jail at Rawalpindi in the cipher case since early August. In the video which was recorded before his arrest, Imran Khan said, “Nawaz Sharif was waiting to return to Pakistan once I am sent to jail and the PTI is eliminated. All the corruption cases against Nawaz and company have already been closed.”

This comes after Nawaz Sharif returned to Pakistan after a four-year self-imposed exile in London on October 21.

"Nawaz wanted this level playing field before going into polls. I will contest in any constituency Nawaz chooses. And I assure him that I will not even run a campaign in that constituency. I will tell you the feelings of Pakistani people. This country has changed as its people will never vote for such people. Social media has changed people. Gone are the days when those who had the patronage of the (military) establishment got elected,” Imran Khan further said.

“With absconder Nawaz Sharif’s return, the plan appears to be unfolding as anticipated. State protocol, public resources, and use of public money to facilitate a convict can’t sway the public’s opinion who want nothing less than immediate, free, and fair elections,” Imran Khan's party said.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced that general elections are expected to be held in the last week of January 2024. No specific date has been announced.

Imran Khans' party said Nawaz Sharif returned to the country after four years exile because of the blessing of the military establishment. Meanwhile, Imran Khan is facing around 200 cases.

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