SWAT- Building momentum ahead of his ‘Azadi March’ next week, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan vowed that monarchy would be replaced with real democracy.
“We are left with no other option but to come out on roads till we get justice. We are going to snatch back our independence, which our ancestors acquired by their sacrifice,” said Khan while addressing his supporters, at an inauguration ceremony of a micro hydel power plant in Matta, town of Swat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Criticizing his rival Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the party chief said that a businessman should never be the head of state, as he will always look out for his own interest.
“Current rulers are kings. They are businessmen, prospering themselves whereas masses are dying of poverty and starvation. We are going to change the entire obsolete system on the Independence Day,” he vowed.
"Democracy means independence but Pakistan has been denied this right since its inception. We're not trying to derail democracy, but fighting to dethrone monarchs," Khan said. The invocation of Article 245 in Islamabad, was the biggest undemocratic move taken by the government, Khan added.
Khan stated that he could have easily rejected the results of May 2013 "fraudulent elections", but refrained due to poor economic situation in the country.
Imran said that the new project would provide residents with electricity as cheap as two rupees per unit.