Tuesday Apr 23, 2013

Imran throws down gauntlet to Nawaz, invites him to debate

RENALA KHURD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has once again challenged Pakistan Muslim League-N President Nawaz Sharif to a debate, saying if the N-League chief cannot face him in the cricket arena then at least he should confront him (Imran) in a debate challenge.

Imran Khan threw the gauntlet to Nawaz Sharif while addressing a PTI rally as part of the party’s ongoing election campaign here Tuesday.

“Mian Sahib, if you cannot compete in cricket then at least have a debate,” Khan challenged the PML-N chief.

The PTI Chairman added that the Sharif brothers continued to extend support to President Asif Ali Zardari.

Commenting on former military dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s treason case, Imran Khan said whatever action is being taken against the former president was in accordance with the law.

Imran Khan promised that, if he came to power, he would not release any kind of development fund to any MNA or MPA. “We are bringing a new system and our local government system will empower the people. All such funds will be given to local government representatives.”

Imran also pledged that, if elected, he would end loadhsedding and resolve the energy crisis within two and a half years.