Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP) senior leader Imran Ismail said on Tuesday that his countless efforts for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) went in vain.
Addressing a press conference flanked by Mehmood Maulvi in Karachi, Ismail recalled, “There were many reasons that compelled us to form the PTI with the intention of creating Naya Pakistan.’’
He reiterated the events that transpired on May 9, saying, “Those who were not involved in the May 9 violence had separated themselves. However, those who were involved in May 9 vandalism are now facing the consequences of what they did.”
Ismail said that the May 9 mayhem was the “black chapter” in the country’s history. He vowed to spill out the beans about the May 9 events in more detail soon. ‘’The country’s youth had backed the PTI in a bid to see the dreaming of Naya Pakistan getting true,’’ he rued.
‘’I started the struggle for the sake of Naya Pakistan when I was only 26. I was known as the founding leaders of the PTI,’’ he said.
Speaking about the general elections, Ismail said, “We will play a vital role in the upcoming elections. We have not considered alliances with any party so far, but possibility exists.’’
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Expressing his thoughts, Mahmood Moulvi said, “We are in contact with all the political parties. We want to take every stakeholder on board in a bid to steer the country out of the economic crisis.’’
‘’The country will witness the formation of the national elected government in the next polls. It seems as if none of the political parties will clinch a simple majority.’’
Mahmood Moulvi fired a broadside at Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, saying, “Now Bilawal is feeling the heat. If the PML-N is interested in strengthening itself politically in Sindh, then you [Bilawal] engage in the Punjab’s politics.’’
‘’If Bilawal is feeling insecure about the level playing field, then he should tell the people what sort of level playing field he wants,’’ he said.