PTI poll campaign to start after Ramazan: Imran

Peshawar [Pakistan]: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has announced that his party would start campaigning for the 2018 general election soon after Ramazan.

Khan made this announcement after holding party meetings on Friday.

“We will clean-sweep Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in the upcoming general election” as the party’s popularity graph in the province has gone up,” Dawn quoted Khan as saying.

Welcoming Member of National Assembly Noor Alam Khan, who recently left the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) to join the PTI, Khan said his joining to would boost the party’s position in the region and described it as a major development in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s political landscape.

Citicising the use of batons and teargas by the police against farmers who were protesting ahead of the budget session in Islamabad on Friday, the PTI chief termed it as a brutal use of force against poor farmers.

Lashing out at the federal government for imposing heavy taxes on agriculture, Khan said the PML-N government has given no relief to farmers in four years.

“Go Nawaz Go has become a national slogan and everyone wants better leadership for the country,” Khan said in reference to his demand for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation. (ANI)