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KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has accepted a challenge given by the Pakistan Peoples Party that PTI chairman Imran Khan contest election from Karachi.

Addressing a press conference at his party’s office here on Sunday, PTI’s deputy secretary general Imran Ismail asked PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari to contest election against Imran Khan from any constituency in Karachi.

He said that as per the party’s decision the PTI chairman would certainly file his nomination papers from a Karachi constituency in the next general elections and would record a historic win.

The PTI leader claimed that Imran Khan was the only leader in Pakistan whose main focus was on betterment of the country. Mr Khan could steer the country out of corruption and darkness, he added.

He said the way political workers and leaders were joining his party indicated that the PTI would win majority seats in all the four provinces in the coming elections.

PTI Sindh chapter vice president Haleem Adil Shaikh ridiculed PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif for saying he would remake Karachi the city of lights and said it was the federal government which had pushed the entire country into darkness.

PTI’s Karachi division president Firdaus Shamim Naqvi held the provincial and federal governments responsible for the current power crisis in the city. He warned K-Electric to mend its ways and not to force the PTI to stage a protest against it with the support of the people.

Published in Dawn, April 16th, 2018