People know real power lies with establishment: Imran

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Vows to remain undeterred till fresh elections are announced
Our Correspondent
SHANGLA
Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Thursday, while giving establishment example of Soviet Union’s collapse due of its weak economy, asked them to intervene as the people are aware that the real power lies with them. Addressing a rally here on Thursday, he said that the establishment could stay neutral if it wants but people know you have the power, and the way the thieves are bringing the country down, people are watching towards you [establishment]. The former prime minister while taking a jibe at the government for increased in the prices of petrol and diesel by Rs30 said that the government cannot buy oil from Russia at 30% lesser prices because the United States “does not permit” them to do so.
He went on to say that his government was planning to sign a deal with Russia, but it was toppled with the help of a regime change scheme. He vowed to keep holding rallies and continue his anti-government campaign till general elections are announced. Tthe former prime minister said that he is staying in the province for two more days to prepare everyone for the “Azadi March” anew.
“I am strengthening all my organisations in the province and planning everything,” he said. Last week, Khan had abruptly called off the long march, saying the decision to continue it would have led to further chaos and bloodshed.
Criticising the government’s decision to increase the prices of petroleum products by Rs30 per litre, Khan said that the government cannot buy oil from Russia at 30% lesser prices because the United States “does not permit” them to do so. “Our government wanted to strike a deal with Russia, but it was overthrown with the help of a regime change scheme,” the ousted premier said. He said that the “puppets” of the US were now running the country after he was ousted through a “foreign conspiracy” and the “government is imposing Israel and India’s agenda” on the nation.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday was granted a three-week transit bail against a surety of Rs50,000, from the Peshawar High Court (PHC), ahead of another long march he plans to lead in the coming days. The former prime minister reached out to the PHC for protection against his possible arrest in case he marches to Islamabad again. PHC Chief Justice Qaiser Rasheed accepted the plea. Imran had appeared in court to file his plea in a personal capacity. However, media representatives and reporters were barred from attending the hearing as the court’s doors were closed when Imran arrived.