Imran unveils opposition parties London plan to launch anti Musharraf campaign ahead of presidential election

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan unveiled opposition’s London Plan to launch movement against the government ahead of next presidential elections saying Jamaat-e-Islami, PML-N and his party will initiate anti government campaign rather than participating in the elections under General Pervez Musharraf.

He said this while talking in a private TV channel program “Capital Talk” here Tuesday.

” I during my recent visit to London discussed the prospects of launching movement against general Musharraf with Mian Nawaz Sharif and it was resolved that we will not participate in elections under general Musharraf”, he informed.

He went on to say that PTI, JI and PML-N will kick off movement against the government instead of contesting elections in the presence of general Musharraf. ” I will talk to MMA and efforts will be made to unite opposition on one platform. I have revealed plan A and will disclose plan B and C on opportune time”, he added.

PPP-P vice chairman Yousuf Raza Gillani said London Plan is not in his knowledge. However all the opposition parties are considering the option to resign ahead of presidential elections.

About his release from jail, he said it is not result of any deal with the government.

Information minister Muhammad Ali Durrani said no London plan of opposition parties would succeed. All the opposition parties would participate in the general elections in the presence of general Musharraf. Opposition was invited for talks on formation of independent election commission. But Imran Khan rejected this invitation saying government is not sincere in holding fair and transparent elections.

Durrani held that general Pervez Musharraf is the most popular person in the country due to his people friendly policies.

Rejecting the survey recently conducted by an American institution Imran Khan has said that people of Pakistan has not made this announcement of popularity but it has come from white house.

When asked by Capital talk program host Hamid Mir if general Musharraf is so popular then why he does not take off uniform, information minister said general Musharraf popularity has no relevance with his uniform. The women protection bill, people friendly budget and president employment scheme are behind his popularity.

PPP-P leader Yousuf Raza Gillani if the issue of popularity is to be decided then let Nawaz Sharif and Benazir return to Pakistan and contest the election. Decision will be before us who is popular.

Source: International News Network


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