ISLAMABAD - Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan in a meeting with European Union Ambassadors Friday said PTI wanted to resolve the prevalent political crisis in the country through dialogue but the government was reluctant to solve it through talks and even using delaying tactics to form the judicial commission to investigate polls rigging on which it had agreed earlier.

Imran asserted that transparent elections could never be held in the country without conducting a fair probe into the rigging of 2013 general elections and without bringing to book the culprits of this massive rigging.

He also claimed that the government did not look serious to solve the political turmoil in the country and that was the reason that they would hold a peaceful rally on November 30 in Islamabad. He said that PTI wanted to resolve the political crisis through dialogue but the government was reluctant to initiate talks.

According to him, the government had backtracked as agreed earlier to from a judicial commission to hold probe in election rigging. He said that PTI government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had laid the foundation stone of good governance and transparency and to improve education and health sectors was its top priority.

"We have ended corruption in police and revenue departments on one hand and on the other side, we have passed legislations on the right to information, right to services and accountability commission," he informed. Ambassador Lars Wigemark, the head of the delegation, in his remarks said that the meeting was very useful for them. Secretary General PTI Jehangir Tareen, senior leader Naeemul Haq and Dr Waseem Shehzed were also present on the occasion.

Meanwhile, Information Secretary PTI, Dr Shireen Mazari, stated that the government was totally confused about the state of affairs in Pakistan including the economy.

She said that the government was so hell-bent on lying to the nation that it had got confused within its own lies and spins. The fact is that the economy is suffering because of bad policies, corruption and wasteful spending, she concluded.


Monitoring Desk adds: PTI chairman Imran Khan said that government would have to pay a heavy price for issuing arrest warrants against him and other party’s leaders.

Speaking to media persons after parliamentary party’s meeting, Imran said that 14 people were killed in Model Town, but no arrest warrant was issued against the rulers. He reiterated that no PTI’s worker was involved in the attack on PTV. Nobody was harmed in PTV, he said, adding that shutting down the channel’s transmission was an inside job.

“The government is trying to scare us by issuing arrest warrant against me. The world is laughing at this act of the government,” he said. “The arrest warrant has motivated our workers, who are more charged than before,” he said.

It was proved in Asghar Khan case that Nawaz Sharif accepted money, he said.