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People of Pakistan will celebrate if army takes over, says Imran

Updated July 17, 2016

MUZAFFARABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday stated the people of Pakistan will celebrate and distribute sweets if the army takes over in the country.

"Democracy in Pakistan is threatened by Nawaz's monarchy and the people will celebrate and distribute sweets if the army takes over," said Imran while addressing a public rally in Azad Kashmir.

The PTI chief added the people of Turkey supported Erdogan as he serves the people, while Nawaz has burdened the people with debt.

"In three years, Nawaz Sharif has burdened the people with billions in debt. Every Pakistani citizen has a debt of Rs120,000, which is increasing everyday."

Imran also questioned the premier's continued silence over the Panama Papers controversy.

Forces loyal to the Turkish government fought on Saturday to crush the military coup attempt which crumbled after crowds answered President Tayyip Erdogan's call to take to the streets and dozens of rebel soldiers abandoned their tanks.

More than 194 people — including 41 police, 47 civilians, two military officers and 104 described as “coup plotters” — were killed in clashes that erupted after a faction of the armed forces attempted to seize power using tanks and attack helicopters, some strafing the headquarters of Turkish intelligence and parliament in Ankara, others seizing a major bridge in Istanbul.