Earlier this week, Imran Khan, the unseated Pakistan Prime Minister, declared that if the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is banned in the country, he would float a new political party in order to participate in the general elections.
It is reported that the PTI leader, Imran Khan, will form a new political party to contest the upcoming general elections and will win the elections, according to the reports.
After nationwide protests on May 9 across the country, Pakistan’s current government under PM Shehbaz Sharif has been considering banning Khan’s PTI after nationwide protests across the country.
As a result of the protest that took place in the country, the government launched a crackdown on protesters and supporters of the PTI party.
Rana Sanaullah, the minister for the interior in Pakistan, had said the only solution to the problem would be to ban the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, according to a report in Dawn.
There was also mention in the report that Defense Minister Khawaja Asif was considering a move in that direction and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman and Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar said a similar move was being considered.
In the opinion of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, President of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, the party will not resist any move by the Supreme Court to ban it, as long as such a move is backed by the Constitution of Pakistan.
The reports indicate that Imran Khan, in his reaction to the reports, said that he intended to form a new party, but keeping the name of the existing party and still winning the elections if the party were removed.
In an apparent attempt to explain why the political environment in the country has fundamentally changed, he has said that his base of supporters “remains intact”.
The minister also said that the government was still trying to break the agreement by means of intimidation.