Imran says undeterred in face of 'red lines' around him.

LAHORE -- PTI Chairman Imran Khan said his party members were being asked to part ways with him and were being coerced into believing that he had been marked with a 'red line' and had no political future, and vowed to erase all such barriers with the help of his supporters.

The former prime minister once again accused the establishment of meddling in politics and alleged that PTI lawmakers were being forced to switch loyalties ahead of a trust vote faced by Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi.

In a speech to members of the Punjab parliamentary party, Mr Khan said that those who wanted to write him off were 'arrogant' and without political acumen.

Mr Khan challenged the establishment that the political engineering purportedly underway to damage PTI would be 'swept away by the sea of people' who would take to the streets as happened on April 10 - after his removal through a vote of no confidence.

He said people had shattered plans of powers-that-be by voting for PTI, which resulted in its victory in July and October by-polls.

Alleges establishment coercing PTI members to switch sides; slams Centre for placing Elahi's family on no-fly list

'The PTI is sacrificing its two assemblies in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and expects that elections be held in both provinces within a stipulated time frame,' Mr Khan hoped.

He added that his party would come to power and take 'strong decisions' for the sake of the country.

'Punjab legislators'

Speaking about the Punjab Assembly, Mr Khan said he was monitoring PTI's Punjab legislators whose support was crucial to retain Mr Elahi the chief executive. Stating that the...

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