Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President and Ex-CM of Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi claimed that party chairman Imran Khan had promised to give him the chief minister’s post once again if their party wins the election.
Pervaiz Elahi, the former chief minister of Punjab, revealed during an interview that he had given a signed document to Imran Khan about the Punjab Assembly’s dissolution, asking the former prime minister to decide the date of the move.
“I gave him [Khan] in writing a signed document on dissolving Punjab Assembly and also attached my identity card with it and told him to write the date of dissolution of the assembly himself. We respect him and he also respects us and offered me to become the central president of the party and promised me that Moonis Elahi or I will be the next chief minister if the party wins,” he stated.
Pervaiz Elahi also claimed that his party respected the establishment, which he said was the backbone of the country, and still had “ideal relations” with it.
“But today there are some intruders in it, so we cannot be with them. We have no harmony with them, so all efforts of talks are meaningless and we are not even sorry for what they are doing,” he added.
Answering a question about the police and Anti-Corruption Establishment raid at his house last week, the PTI leader said the same people who were after Imran Khan, were behind this action. He further stated that he didn’t want to name anyone because everyone knew who they were.
“They were not undiscovered. I pray to protect Pakistan from their evil. They are the real terrorists,” he said.
Pervaiz Elahi revealed that he was pressured not to join the PTI. He said that he had told them that it was not their job to ask people to join or leave any political parties.
Khan’s Fight with Bajwa Sahib
Criticising the current team of the establishment, the former chief minister said that Khan does not want a fight at all. He said the PTI chief’s “fight was with Bajwa Sahib” and now he had gone away, new people had come.
“The new people should have thought that the team they have brought in would sink their boat,” Elahi said, adding that PTI had approached the court against those who will depend on this team.
On a question that Khan was claiming that the assemblies were dissolved on the orders of General Bajwa, the former Punjab chief minister said: “Yes, Khan Sahib gave this statement but I have not had any discussion with him over this issue.”
He added that the assemblies simply broke, but everyone had seen the aftereffects. “Now Khan Sahib believes that I gave him good advice and people reminded him also, so now he admits that he is getting benefits from my experience. Let’s see what the Supreme Court will do now.”
Talking about General (retd) Bajwa, Elahi said that he believed that if the ex-army chief and Imran Khan had sat together for 10 to 15 minutes by any means, all the differences of power would have been resolved.
“Now the Sharifs are eating the earnings of these differences,” he said, adding, that it had always been their policy and politics and they always invested people’s money and enjoyed the show.