FILE PHOTO: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a joint news conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (not pictured) at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan urged the youth to get registered in the party’s Tiger Force, according to sources, to foil the expected bids for rigging in the upcoming by-polls in Punjab, including the next general elections in the country.

In a video message, Khan appealed to the youth for immediate registration in the Tiger Force through their newly launched website, saying young generation, “especially women,” will have to take responsibility for the by-elections in Punjab.

Holding onto his claim of America’s conspiracy for his downfall, former prime minister said the current government has been imposed on them by an external intervention, exclaiming both PML-N and PPP parties have remained the slaves of the West for 30 years.

These two parties have “sucked people s blood and destroyed the justice system, the NAB, and other institutions.” He claimed that cases involving Rs16 billion in assets had been buried and that there was no accountability, as The Nation reported.

Kahn said that the current Punjab parliament is “nothing more than a farce” that has been imposed on the citizens, claiming the government will hold rigged elections.

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Earlier this week, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) activists and supporter took to the streets in nearly all major cities of the country against runaway inflation, as the PTI Chairman Imran Khan warned any bid to rig the election would push the country towards anarchy.

The major protests were held at Islamabad’s F-9 Park, Karachi’s Shahrah-e-Quaideen, Lahore’s Liberty Chowk, Faisalabad’s Ghanta Ghar Chowk, Rawalpindi’s Commercial Market, Multan’s Shah Abdullah Chowk and Peshawar’s Hasht Nagari Gate, including some other cities of the country.

Khan addressed the public gatherings through video-link from Bani Gala, telling his supporters that he would soon give a call for peaceful agitation, which would end only with the announcement of an election date, as The News reported.

The PTI chairman warned that if the present rulers further stayed in power, they would dump all the state institutions as they had already buried NAB and FIA, according to reports, emphasizing the situation would deteriorate in the country if general elections were not free and fair.

“The direction in which the country is moving with exports plunging by 10 per cent and remittances falling, I fear that we are heading on the path of Sri Lanka, which did not have money to buy oil,” said Khan.

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