Imran vows to continue his struggle for rule of law

Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf chief and former cricketer Imran KhanIslamabad, Nov 23: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf chief and former cricketer Imran Khan has reassured the media and the judiciary that he would continue his struggle for the rule of law.

Addressing his first press conference after his release from the Dera Ghazi Khan jail, Imran said that he would not accept Musharraf as President no matter what deal or rule (meaning the PCO) he concocted.

"It’s all a fraud," the Dawn quoted Imran, as saying. He appeared weak and exhausted.

He said that he had spoken to all opposition parties and only Maulana Fazlur Rehman wanted to take part in the elections.

"I’m sure that if the PPP boycotts the elections, it will be a futile exercise for Musharraf," Imran said.

He said that the All Parties Democratic Movement would soon decide its course of action.

"If the APDM decides not to take part in the elections then we’ll not only boycott them but launch a full-fledged movement," he said.

All issues, including Lal Masjid, Swat, Balochistan and tribal areas needed a solution, but Musharraf wanted to prove that he was battling terrorism, Imran said.

Regarding Qazi Hussain Ahmad’s alleged role in his arrest in Lahore, Imran said he knew that he (Qazi) was not responsible for it.

"I know he didn’t do it. Police told me how long I was being chased by intelligence agencies. Qazi has nothing against me and I know he would never do it," he said.

Imran also visited Geo TV’s offices and expressed solidarity with journalists. (ANI)