Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan stressed that the European Union should ensure the holding of free and fair elections in Pakistan. He expressed these views while talking to Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union His Excellency Lars-Gunnar Wigemark who called on the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan in Islamabad here on Monday. They discussed matters of mutual interest. Chairman PTI stressed that the European Union should ensure the holding of free and fair elections in Pakistan for which genuine electoral lists and an independent Election Commission were essential pre-requisites. He warned that if the path to free and fair elections was impeded, there would be a bloodbath in the country. He expressed hope that PTI would sweep the next elections in the country and form the government to put the country on way to progress and salvation. He said that, as he has been consistently stressing for the last seven years, there is no military solution to the problem of militancy. He said an immediate ceasefire should be announced in the tribal region that should be followed by the initiation of dialogue with the militant groups. The process of reconciliation could be expedited through the setting up of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission that should address all the nagging issues for facilitating harmony and peace throughout the war-ravaged region. He said there was a need to win over the tribal people to our side. This could not happen through bombing them. This would happen only if their genuine concerns were addressed and remedies. He also stressed that Pakistan should immediately disengage itself from the US-led war on terror which never was Pakistans war. It is a war that we have been fighting for the sake of dollars that have enriched a few people in the country at the cost of our sovereignty and national interests. He said Pakistan was being ruled by a corrupt mafia that had been facilitated into power by the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO). They had their assets abroad, their children were based abroad and their interests were out of this country. They had no commitment to Pakistan or its interests. Their only interest was their personal aggrandisement for which they were denuding this country of its wealth and resources. The state of Pakistan had ground to a halt on account of the widespread corruption and loot that had effectively destroyed all national institutions. PTI would introduce a transparent culture of governance which, beginning at the top, would penetrate to the grassroots level with no exception. Taxes would be levied and everyone who had to pay would be made to pay. This would be made possible by making everyone accountable to the rule of law without an exception. The Ambassador of the European Union thanked Mr. Khan and hoped to maintain the contact in the future also. Dr. Shireen Mazari, Central Vice President, National Security and Foreign