PTI to inform army chief about 'pressure tactics': Fawad.

LAHORE -- In contrast with its calls for the establishment to stay out of politics, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on WednAesday announced that it would lodge a complaint with the army chief against the 'pressure' tactics being allegedly used by some people in the military.

The PTI would inform the army chief that some of his colleagues were pressurising party MPAs by making 'calls from private numbers', said PTI senior leader Fawad Chaudhry.

Referring to the establishment's alleged involvement in 'political engineering', Fawad Chaudhry stressed that state institutions should have a working relationship with all parties. He further said that state institutions should be on one page with the people of Pakistan.

'When state institutions will come on one page with the masses, they will be compelled to have good relations with the PTI too because it was public's favourite and largest political party.'

Talking to the media at the Punjab Assembly, he said: 'We will raise this serious issue with the army chief on his return from a visit abroad and demand investigations to apprehend those violating instructions of the army chief'.

Mr Chaudhry's remarks came ahead of a chaotic day at the Punjab Assembly, which saw the sitting extended past midAnight, culminating in Chief Minister Parvez Elahi winning a confidence vote amid an opposition's walkout.

Earlier, when the assembly proceedings were in progress, Mr Chaudhry had expressed the confidence that the PTI and its ally PML-Q would complete the numbers game and CM Elahi would...

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