LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has plans to hold a long march and sit-in after Eidul Fitr against “massive rigging and stealing of public mandate”.

The PTI has also decided not to enter into any dialogue with the incumbent government until and unless real public mandate is returned to the party.

“No dialogue, no move on until the stolen mandate will be returned,” said PTI leader Shaukat Basra while speaking to media persons outside Punjab Assembly on Monday.

He said the PTI was in consultation with other parties and contesting these cases in state institutions, though without any hope, to get back the public mandate.

He said the president, prime minister and Punjab chief minister had robbed the nation of their mandate and ‘are ruling at gunpoint’. He asserted that the Form-45 elected representatives would soon oust the ‘fake’ rulers. He said Nawaz Sharif was defeated by Dr Yasmin Rashid and similarly Shehbaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz were defeated.

Mr Basra said the rulers were afraid of PTI founder chairman Imran Khan as he had shunned all efforts to convince him for a deal.

Published in Dawn, March 19th, 2024

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