Imran Khan calls current political system a mockery of democracy, alludes to a possible 1971 situation
The jailed ex-PM who still enjoys a massive cult following in Pakistan sent out a message from Adiala Jail.

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Imran Khan
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

Islamabad, May 18: Pakistan’s former Prime Minister and chief of the political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan in another attack on the new government said that the current existing political system in the country is a fake one, and a complete mockery of democracy and warned of a possible division similar to 1971.

The jailed ex-PM who still enjoys a massive cult following in Pakistan sent out a message from Adiala Jail, and said that they dissolved the Punjab Assembly because the “King of the jungle” was trying to oust their government. “Our MPs were being intimidated, thus it is the rule of democracy to go back to the people when this kind of situation arises,” he added.

He additionally stated that due to sheer intimidation on PTI members, the party was forced to dissolve the assemblies in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The cricketer-turned-politician further said that the “king of jungle also put pressure on our people and brought down the PTI governments in POK and Gilgit Baltistan, bringing in a puppet dispensation which had no public support, and hurled similar accusations at the existing government in Balochistan.

Stating that he had personally witnessed the breakaway of the erstwhile East Pakistan in 1971 (which later became Bangladesh), he drew parallels between the government of that time and the administration of today, stating that the current dispensation is no different from the one in ’71, as its answer to every public demand is meting out violent atrocities, which eventually led to secession by the Bengalis back then.

Alluding to another possible separation, he said: “Even today, the integrity of the country is threatened by the same fake and false system,” adding that Pakistan due to its breach of all moral standards and lack of ethics could not be called a democracy, saying “The way democracy is being run with a stick in Pakistan is a mockery of democracy, as all parties are allowed to hold meetings except PTI.”

The PTI Founding Chairman said that PTI governments never restricted public gatherings in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) but PTI was denied permissions to hold public gatherings anywhere in the country and even false cases were made against the party leaders.