Dr Tahirul Qadri on Saturday announced that his party will not participate in the elections, but shied away from terming it an outright boycott.

After describing in detail what he believed was wrong with the political system — and terming it undemocratic and corrupt — the cleric/politician clarified that he was still not calling for a boycott because that would signal he did not believe in democracy.

In the presser, he also made public his grievances with PTI chief Imran Khan, who he had previously been allied with.

Without naming names, he took on Khan for his statement describing the issuance of tickets to 'electables' as necessary for PTI's future, and called it a betrayal of his slogan of tabdeeli.