On February 8, the incarcerated former premier, Imran Khan, passionately urged his party supporters to wield their votes as potent weapons. Imran vehemently dismisses the ongoing cases against him—Toshakhana, Cypher, and Iddat—as frivolous, baseless, and politically motivated maneuvers.
Expressing concern, Imran underscores that these cases are designed not only to undermine his credibility but also to demoralize the voters. Specifically, he points to the seriousness of the Cypher case, cautioning against potential foreign interference in Pakistan’s internal affairs.
Taking to a platform, the ex-premier articulates, “When the Cypher case surfaced, I cautioned that failing to address it decisively would pave the way for blatant foreign interference in Pakistan’s internal matters for future Prime Ministers.” Imran contends that the manipulation of the legal process, denying him the right to cross-examine witnesses, serves as a strategic move to conceal a political betrayal akin to that of Mir Jaffer of Bengal.
Despite facing conviction in the Toshakhana case, Imran adamantly upholds his financial integrity. He asserts that the case is a fabrication lacking evidence of financial corruption against him.
Imran reveals that the case involving his marriage to Bushra Bibi, his third wife, in an allegedly un-Islamic manner, is being expedited. The PTI leader suggests that the motive behind this case is to discredit his vision of establishing Pakistan on the principles of Riasat-e Madinah.
According to Imran, the trial lacks fairness and is hastily moving towards declaring him guilty. He expresses dismay, stating, “They are concluding it in haste without an iota of fairness in the trial just to announce me guilty.”