Imran Khan calls for elections in Pakistan
Posted on: 06:27 PM IST Jan 15, 2013
Islamabad: Pakistan politician Imran Khan on Tuesday called for immediate elections in Pakistan, demanding the resignation of President Asif Ali Zardari at the earliest. Hitting out at the PPP-led government in the country, the former cricketer said there must not be fair and timely elections.
"The government should have some credibility, not like this government. There should be no delay in elections in Pakistan...elections should be fair and held timely," said the PTI leader, addressing mediapersons.
"Zardari intentionally keeps corrupt people with him so that he can win elections on the basis of money they mint through corruption. Zardari is not a neutral President. We want him to resign," he further said.
This comes amidst anti-government demonstrations in Islamabad by Sufi cleric Muhammad Tahir-Ul-Qadri, who threatened to topple the PPP government, asking the army to play a bigger role in forming a caretaker government.