Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that the elections have been announced on the demand of the opposition parties.
Responding to telephone calls during question and answer session with the public, the premier said the opposition parties had been criticizing the performance of the government over the last three and a half years and now the question is why have they gone to the Supreme Court (SC) when their demand has been accepted and the assembly dissolved.
"The opposition parties want government only to abolish National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and their corruption cases," Imran Khan said.
He said they want to manage polls by making changes at different levels including the bureaucracy.
Responding to a query, PM Imran said that Pakistan cannot progress unless such people come to the parliament who think of the country.
He said party tickets for the elections will be awarded after careful consideration and that he will personally interview the candidates.
"The politics has ended for those who defected from the party," Imran Khan said.
Answering a caller, Pm Imran said he will join the protest demonstration being organized outside the Red Zone of Islamabad on Monday night to expose turncoats, who change their loyalties for the sake of money, and foreign conspiracy against his government.
Replying to a question, the premier said he is not anti-American and he wants cordial relations with all the countries, including the United States, but these ties should be based on mutual respect, honour and dignity.
Responding to a caller from Karachi, Imran Khan said his party wants a directly elected mayor for Karachi to ensure availability of civic facilities and development.