Imran to address rally in Lodhran today ahead of Feb 12 by

Elias Hubbard
February 10, 2018

He alleged that Shahbaz politicised the police and used it even for extrajudicial killings.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan participated in party's political rally in Lodhran on Friday violating directives of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) over NA-154 by-election electioneering. Khan said he would request the Supreme Court to form a commission to investigate the killings of 870 people in fake police encounters during the regime of Shehbaz Sharif in 1997-98.

Predicting the fall of the "pharoah", Imran said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has already been shown the door and "now Shehbaz's end is near".

The PTI chief said that a "mafia" had bought everyone in the country, including the opposition.

"Mafia destroys institutions", he said. He said when Nawaz Sharif sought his reply on money trail, he submitted a Qatari letter. This was done by him on the advice of his tax lawyer, Tareen said.

Earlier today, the party had taken to Twitter to announce that the PTI chief would "honour Lodhran" today at the rally.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Ali Tareen is an educated youth and there is no better candidate than him, adding he would win the by-election on February 12. Junior Tareen has been instructed to appear before the district election commissioner, either in person or through a counsel, on Feb 11 as the party's rally was within the limits of the constituency.

According to the ECP, the constituency has a total of 431,002 registered voters, who will cast the ballot at 328 polling stations.

As many as 338 presiding officers and 1,043 presiding officers will perform duties on 1,043 polling booths. The national assembly seat was vacated after the Supreme Court declared the PTI central leader Jahangir Tareen as disqualified in a case.

Ten candidates will contest the NA-154 by-poll, out of the which seven are independent.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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