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Imran Khan calls for protests, after losing the race for Punjab’s top job.


Imran Khan, the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and a former prime minister, has called for peaceful protests tonight against the “surprising” victory of Hamza Shahbaz as Chief Minister (CM) in Punjab.

The PTI chairman was talking to the public after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Hamza Shahbaz beat Pervez Elahi in the runoff election for Punjab Chief Minister (CM) in the Punjab Assembly.

Hamza won because the deputy speaker didn’t count the 10 votes from Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q).

He didn’t expect what happened today in the Punjab Assembly. “All eyes are now on the Supreme Court (SC). Morality is up to Parliament, not the army because democracy is based on morality.”

Khan also criticized Asif Zardari, the leader of the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP), who was accused of “horse trading” before the election for the Punjab Chief Minister (CM).

“Asif Zardari is a well-known thief who has been stealing from the country for thirty years. Zardari puts an end to democracy when he buys souls with money from the people of Sindh “the former PM said.

He said it was wrong that lawmakers would be punished harshly if they tried to trade votes with each other in any other country. “I want to ask everyone in the country to protest the events at the Punjab Assembly tonight in a peaceful way.”

Earlier, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shahbaz was re-elected as the chief minister (CM) of Punjab after the votes of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) were thrown out by the Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker.

Pervaiz Elahi, who was a candidate for both the PTI and the PML-Q, got 186 votes, while Hamza Shahbaz only got 179. Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari, however, canceled 10 PML-Q votes, bringing the total to 176.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who used to be the foreign minister of Pakistan and is now the vice chairman of the PTI, also criticized the Deputy Speaker’s decision.

“Punjab is an absolute farce, but what can you expect from a corrupt government that will do anything to stay in power, even if it means the people of Pakistan have to suffer? This decision goes against the Constitution and ignores what the people want. We will get justice at the Supreme Court, “said Qureshi.

The head of the PTI said that nothing was done about lawmakers trading votes during the last Senate elections, even though footage of the son of the leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Yousaf Raza Gillani, was seen.

“We beat the government, all the political parties, and the crooked election commission. Asif Ali Zardari was in Punjab when these CM Punjab elections were going on. I knew that Zardari was using stolen public money to buy off people’s consciences.”

“These people are not politicians; they are mafias. Even though Article 63A makes it clear how the parliamentary party’s decision should be carried out, I am surprised by what happened in the Punjab Assembly today. The letter against the 25 traitors was also sent to the parliamentary leader by PTI.”

Imran Khan was criticized for saying that he didn’t know if the Punjab Assembly’s deputy speaker was eligible because his letter was turned down by the parliament, but Dost Mazari used a letter to support Hamza Shahbaz.

Khan said that PTI stayed peaceful even though the government did something wrong on May 25. He also said that the PTI ran a successful campaign during the Punjab by-elections and that the country voted for the party.

The head of the PTI said that the country was angry because it had to deal with corrupt leaders, back-to-back crises, and a broken economy.

“Because of what happened today, the economic crisis is going to get worse. Today, I want my Nation to show that it doesn’t like this Zulm. Article 63- is clear, and everyone is watching the Supreme Court “he said.

Khan also talked about what he called the “foreign plot” that he said brought down his government.

“Foreign plots brought down my government, and the people came out. We were brutally tortured, but our movement went on without violence, and the by-elections were a historic event “said Imran Khan.

At the same time, Imran Khan called for protests in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Multan, Faisalabad, Hyderabad, Gujranwala, Bahawalpur, and Gujrat against the illegal removal of majority voting rights in the Punjab Assembly. Protests broke out in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Multan, Faisalabad, Hyderabad,

“Again, the will of the people was put to death. The law was broken in a clear way. When people got to Liberty Chowk in Lahore, “PTI sent tweets.

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