Karachi: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said, the NA-246 by-polls would determine the fate of Karachi.

“One seat in the National Assembly will not make a difference to PTI, but it will change the future of Karachi,” the PTI chairman said, while talking journalists. “NA-246 is crucial for Karachi’s fate,” Imran added.

“For the past 25 years there has been an atmosphere of fear in Karachi but the Rangers should not let the same happen on the day of by-polls.”

Imran added that his party has never picked up weapons and would never do so. “PTI is spreading all across Pakistan, while the other parties have become regional,” he said.

Further, the PTI chief requested its rival party in the by-polls, Muttahida Qaumi Movement, to allow the people of Karachi to vote freely.

“I request MQM to allow people to vote for the candidate they want and not to influence their decisions,” he added.

The PTI chairman arrived in Karachi along with his wife Reham Khan and party leaders Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Jehangir Tareen. PTI is set to display its might on Sunday as it has organised a rally at Jinnah Bagh, MQM’s stronghold.