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Imran Khan claims he defied US strain, urges folks to make use of ‘weapon of vote’ on Feb 8

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Former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan
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Days forward of the February 8 basic elections in Pakistan, jailed former prime minister Imran Khan on claimed had he not challenged the U.S. would possibly, no premier in Pakistan might have dared to face up to such blatant international interference in its inside issues sooner or later.

Mr. Khan, at present lodged on the high-security Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi, took to X to elucidate why he was ‘punished’ in a number of concocted instances and likewise urged the folks to make use of the weapon of vote within the elections to overthrow the “crooks.” Mr. Khan, 71, handed down 10- and 14-years imprisonment for revealing the state secrets and techniques and promoting state gifting, respectively, has been imprisoned since August final 12 months. His get together image, the cricket bat, has been snatched away, his and his get together leaders’ nomination papers have been rejected and earlier this week, one in all his get together leaders was killed in poll-related violence.

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It is believed that his X deal with is being utilized by his kinfolk to publish messages on behalf of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) founder.

“When the cipher case emerged, I warned that unless we dealt with it decisively, no Prime Minister in the future would be able to withstand such blatant foreign interference in Pakistan’s internal matters.

General Musharraf also surrendered to the US’ threats of ‘bombing Pakistan into Stone Age,’” he stated.

Mr. Khan additional stated the unfolding of the Toshakhana, Cipher, and Iddat instances solely highlights their “frivolous, baseless, and politically motivated” nature.

“But to appease their masters, who orchestrated the regime change operation, I was deprived of my legal right of cross-examining the witness or presenting my witnesses, as the handlers knew that it would unmask another great betrayal in our political history just like that of Mir Jaffer of Bengal,” he stated.

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He was referring to an 18th century Bengal ruler (in undivided India), who ditched his Mughal grasp to affix fingers with the British to consolidate his place.

The PTI chief stated he led his life with impeccable monetary integrity and credibility with the folks of Pakistan donating billions of rupees for his philanthropic tasks.

“Therefore, the Toshakhana case was concocted because no evidence of financial corruption against me could be found,” he stated.

“Even during the sham trial, when they sensed that the trial would conclude in absolving me, they deprived me of my fundamental right to cross-examination.

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Meanwhile, the iddat case has been expedited only because they want to create a narrative against my dream of establishing Pakistan on the principles of Riasat-e Madinah. Therefore, they are concluding it in haste without an iota of fairness in the trial just to announce me guilty,” Mr. Khan alleged.

Urging folks of the nation, he stated: “You must know that all of these cases have no legal basis; they are part of an ongoing political circus in the country for the past 22 months. The hasty manner in which all these cases are being concluded is for only one purpose, which is to demoralise the voters, especially the youth.”

“But, you must not be disheartened, as Allah is the ultimate planner. Our most powerful and meaningful weapon is that of our vote, and we must wield it to overthrow crooks who have been imposed upon us,” he concluded his longish X publish.

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