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Warns of bloodshed if polls rigged
 
 
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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DERA GHAZI KHAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Monday said creating new provinces and holding local bodies elections should be left to the next government. He also said that no political party in the government could stop the PTI tsunami, adding that his party would not forge an alliance with any political party present in the current assembly.

 

Talking to the media at the airport and later addressing workers at the residence of former MPA Syed Abdul Aleem Shah on Monday, Imran suggested that the constitution of new provinces and local government elections should be left for the next government.

 

Imran said that his party was giving the right to workers for the first time in the country to choose their own leader and any worker could become a party leader. He said that elections for party office-bearers would be first held in Islamabad and then in Punjab and Sindh, while they would be held in Balochistan in the last instance. He hoped that party elections would be held in Punjab next month.

 

The PTI chief said that the peace march would leave for Waziristan on October 7. He stressed that the youth participate in the peace march with enthusiasm, adding that the masses were facing difficulties in the form of high POL prices. He alleged that Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif had spent Rs70 billion on the 22km road in Lahore because all the funds were at his discretion.

 

Imran said that a separate province should be created if Southern Punjab was facing deprivation; however, if new provinces were not constituted through mutual understanding it could lead the country to disintegration. He said that transparent elections were the only way to save the country, but there would be bloodshed if the polls were rigged.

 

The PTI chief alleged that the Supreme Court was being crushed, but they would support the judiciary and organise a tsunami march.

 

Former federal minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari, Muhammad Jahangir Khan Tareen, Ishaq Khan Khakwani and Imran Khan Foundation chief Asfand Yar Khan were also present.