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If not for Army, Faizabad situation would have deteriorated: Imran Khan

pakistan tehreek-e-insaf chairman criticised the manner in which Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government handled the Faizabad operation while speaking at a press conference on Wednesday.
“The way the protest was handled proves that early elections are the need of the hour, PML-N cannot govern the country,” said the PTI chairman.
“If the Army had not stepped in then the country’s security situation would have deteriorated,” Imran said.
However, the PML-N is speaking against the Army because they could not ‘manage’ the officers, he said. “They [PML-N] should thank the Army, the whole issue had moved away from politics. Even our people wanted to join the protest movement.
“The issue was larger than Faizabad. When you bring a constitutional amendment, wasn’t your [PML-N] responsibility to discuss it on a competent forum.”
The law minister reiterated time and again that the oath for officer holders is just the same, he said.
However, once the truth was revealed no one from PML-N came forward to accept the mistake. “The issue has exposed Ahsan Iqbal [federal interior minister,]” he added.
The PTI chief also said that military operations don’t solve problems. “I have always opposed military operations. If I stand against drone attacks, I am labelled as Taliban Khan.
“All these liberals in this country shouted for blood. They were asking for blood to be spilt on the streets of Faizabad. Use of violence never solves any issues,” he added.
Commenting on the visit of Qatari prince Hamad Bin Jassim bin Jaber Al-Thani, Imran said that “people should understand why the prince who couldn’t appear before the court has come now.”
Reacting to the degree issue of PTI’s Usman Dar, Imran said: “Dar is not a public office holder and will answer on the issue once he becomes one.”Imran also said that the government is trying to protect former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
“There is no government in the country, Nawaz considers himself to be a king,” said the PTI chief.
Government is just focusing on saving a person who has been disqualified, a person who has looted Rs300 billion from the country, he added.
The government has been taken as a hostage, he claimed, adding that the only way to solve the crisis is through early elections.