BUREWALA-PTI chairman Imran Khan will address a public rally in PP-232 tomorrow despite the Election Commission of Pakistan has stopped him from addressing rallies and public gatherings, central leaders of the party said.

Former Punjab governor Chaudhry Sarwar, South Punjab President Ishaq Khan Khakwani and KP Revenue Minister Ali Amin Gandapur were addressing separate press conferences here on Saturday.

However, they said, PTI has decided to challenge Election Commission of Pakistan notification issued in this regard. Sarwar said that the ban would be violated and all the major leaders will address the public rally.

He said that people have been fed up with the PML-N government and tempo of the voters in PP-232 shows that they have rejected the policies of the government. He said that poverty, unemployment and loadshedding have increased during the current regime. He said that the rulers couldn’t manage to change police culture as the honest and poor are being caught and deprived of the justice in the society. He lamented that the poor are not getting health, education and basic facilities.

South Punjab President Ishaq Khan Khakwani addressing a press conference reaffirmed their commitment to hold public rally of Imran Khan in PP-232 Gaggo Mandi. He said that PTI has decided to challenge the ban which is a injustice. The Election Commission is an independent institution and it should provide equal playing ground to everybody, he said. He said, “ECP should look upon the last three years practices during by-polls. We have to talk the people but government is utilising its all resources against our party candidates. Imran Khan has held public rally in Jhelum and will also do it in Gaggo Mandi.”

He alleged that PML-N MNAs, MPAs and officials are also violating the election rules and spending millions of rupees on development funds in the constituency.

The revenue minister addressing another press conference said that Imran Khan is hopeful of change in the country’s political system. “We have provided Rs200 million to Rs250 million to opposition members in the KPK province but our parliamentarians are getting nothing in national and other provinces which is injustice,” he said. He said that KP government has revolutionised the police, revenue, health and education system thus the people are feeling much difference. He said that KP government has introduced a very good local government system and made the local bodies elected representatives more power. He said that people should support PTI in the by-poll to bring change in the system.