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Sunday Apr 03 2022
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Web Desk

PM Imran Khan ‘astonished’ over PDM’s reaction to election call

By
Web Desk
Prime Minister Imran Khan talking to his party leaders. — Instagram
Prime Minister Imran Khan talking to his party leaders. — Instagram

  • “Astonished by reaction of PDM to our calling for general elections [...] why fear elections now?" he says.
  • The premier says democrats go to the [people] for support.
  • PM Khan says isn’t it better for PDM to accept elections rather than being "part of a foreign conspiracy."


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday expressed "astonishment" over Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) reaction to his call for the general elections.

Taking to his Twitter handle, the premier wrote: “Astonished by the reaction of PDM to our calling for general elections.”

Recalling the claims made earlier, he said that they [the Opposition] have been crying “hoarse” about how our govt has failed [and] lost the support of the [people] so “why the fear of elections now?”

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“Democrats go to the [people] for support,” he wrote, urging them to accept what has happened now.

The premier wrote: “Isn’t it better for PDM to accept elections rather than being part of a foreign conspiracy for regime change; and indulging in blatant purchasing of loyalties, thereby, destroying our nation's moral fibre?”

Earlier, after successfully evading the Opposition's no-confidence motion citing a foreign conspiracy and ordering the president of the country to dissolve the National Assembly, PM Imran Khan also talked to his party leaders and poked fun at the Opposition.

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"The Opposition is still unable to understand what happened today," the premier said while laughing.

PM Imran Khan continued: "Last night, you all were trying not to panic. The Opposition is clueless about the situation right now. If I had disclosed what I was about to do yesterday, they wouldn't have been shocked."