The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday constituted a negotiating team to hold talks with the government on the instructions of party chairman Imran Khan.
The team, comprising Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pervez Khattak, Asad Qaiser, Haleem Adil Sheikh, Aun Abbasi, Murad Saeed, and Hammad Azhar, will be responsible for formulating a plan of action in relation to the elections and engaging with the government.
چیئرمین پی ٹی آئی عمران خان کی ہدایات پر حکومت کے ساتھ مذاکراتی ٹیم تشکیل دے گئی— PTI (@PTIofficial) May 27, 2023
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Earlier, while speaking to journalists at his Zaman Park residence in Lahore, Imran Khan said that if he is disqualified or arrested, Shah Mahmood Qureshi will lead the party, and in the future.
"The time will soon change, and in the coming days, I will give a big surprise. There is no fight between me and the military," he added.
Khan said that he has consulted with his legal team for the release of arrested workers, and soon the party will approach the courts in this connection. He said that apart from elections, there is no solution to the country's prevailing issues, adding that the current government has ruined the national economy.
"I know that there is a plan to arrest me, disqualify me, or even kill me. If I am arrested or disqualified, Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Pervez Khattak will handle the [party] affairs," he said.
Imran Khan said that those who are leaving the party, some are forced and real faces of some have been exposed. "The youth are the biggest asset for the party, and they have the right to future tickets. PTI will emerge victorious in the elections."
He stated that President Arif Alvi will work according to the Constitution. "Let's have a referendum today and see the result. I can take an oath on this matter that I have never advocated violence and destruction. If I didn't resort to violence even when bullets were fired at me, how was it possible now?"
Khan further said that everything has been planned against PTI. "When we are winning in public, why should we resort to violence?," he concluded.