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PTI will compete till the last ball in Pakistan’s general election: Imran Khan

Lahore | Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief and former cricketer Imran Khan on Thursday said that his party will continue to compete for the upcoming General Election 2018 till the last ball.

Addressing the party workers in NA-131 (Lahore) constituency, Khan said: “You should never consider your political opponent weak.” Imran Khan further stressed that setting up a coalition government hampers the implementation of the manifestos of the parties involved in forming such a leadership. “Whoever comes to one’s party becomes a part of that party’s discipline. [So] it matters what a leader says and believes in because he stepped up to form a coalition as a politician,” he added.

Realising the tough competition at NA-131 (Lahore) constituency where the Cricketer turned politician is contesting against former railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique, Khan said: “The competition in NA-131 will be quite close.”

When asked whether he would become the prime minister or put forward the names of Asad Umar or Shah Mehmood Qureshi if the party is unable to secure a majority, Khan said he would prefer sitting in the opposition than trying to form an alliance with other political parties.

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