Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday that general elections should be held in the country overseen by a neutral Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), local media reported.
He claimed that the “selected” government has been forced on the masses through planning and conspiracy, and said elections must be held as soon as possible or else democracy will take a huge blow, Geo News reported.
Khan added, however, that the polls should be conducted under the supervision of an appropriate Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). This comes especially after he called the agent of CEC Sikandar Sultan Raja PML-N last week.
He dismissed accusations that his government is incompetent, saying: “We’ve been hearing those comments for three and a half years. My only demand is to conduct the elections under the presidency of a neutral CEC. Let the people decide.” [the country’s fate]†
He further reiterated that the Pakistani government of Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) had been overthrown by a conspiracy and said a committee should be formed chaired by the Chief Justice of Pakistan to investigate the matter.
“A sitting prime minister has been deposed by a conspiracy, therefore all state institutions should investigate the matter as it has turned out to be a huge setback for the country,” the media outlet quoted him as saying.
Speaking about the US involvement in securing his impeachment through the vote of no confidence, he said he is not anti-America or any other country.
“The United States often instigates regime change for its own benefit, not for the benefit of the countries involved,” he said, claiming he knows every single character involved in the conspiracy.
“I have evidence against people who often visited the US embassy in Pakistan. Hussain Haqqani met with Nawaz Sharif in London where they devised this conspiracy,” he added.
Notably, PTI has staged several protests across the country against the United States over an alleged “foreign conspiracy” to oust Imran Khan from power, which was impeached after the opposition filed a no-confidence vote in the National Assembly.