Will have to compromise on national security if country defaults: Imran.

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan on Thursday warned that if Pakistan defaults, it will have to "compromise on its national security" the next time the government approaches foreign lenders for aid.

Recalling that the country's default risk was a "mere 5pc" when he was in power earlier this year, Imran said the incumbent government has "devastated the economy".

He further said all steps being taken by the current government, including bringing changes to the Army Act, are to ensure that the incumbent leaders can safeguard their "looted wealth".

He further said that there was a chance that the current leaders would flee the country "once again" and they are "doing this all for themselves, not the country or its people".

Reiterating his call for free and fair elections, Imran maintained it was the only way forward for the country. "PTI won 70 per cent of the elections despite the fact that the establishment was supporting them," said the former premier.

He also claimed that the aim is to "eliminate Imran Khan".

The PTI chairperson also said this "was a defining moment" in the history of the country and "when the nation stands up, they are unstoppable".

PTI Secretary General Asad Umar on Thursday said the party will hold the "largest ever" political gathering in Rawalpindi.

He said the PTI will not be threatened or will bow down and its leaders will be "standing with its supporters" and not hide behind "bulletproof glass".

Umar also claimed that party chairperson Imran Khan had visited Russia to buy "cheap oil for the people" and had proceeded with the visit despite all warnings.

Imran was advised that those with power will turn against him if he visited Russia, but he ignored the warnings for the betterment of the country.

In an earlier tweet on Wednesday, Umar had stated that Imran will announce the date of the arrival of the 'Haqeeqi Azadi March' in Rawalpindi on Saturday.

The party chief and the former prime minister is set to join the march in Rawalpindi and lead the PTI supporters to the capital.

Assassination attempt on Imran: ATC grants police 12-day physical remand of accused Naveed

GUJRANWALA: The Gujranwala anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Thursday granted the police a 12-day physical remand of accused Naveed over the assassination attempt on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan in Wazirabad.

The Gujranwala ATC heard the case of an assassination attempt on the...

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