No NRO for any dacoit, vows PM Imran Khan

No NRO for any dacoit, vows PM Imran Khan

Imran Khan, the in-waiting prime minister, has planned to change the chiefs of Federal Board of Revenue, NEPRA, Railways, Pakistan International Airlines and other institutions.

In his victory speech following the polls, Khan said he welcomed any investigations, and that his party would support the process.

The election was branded "Pakistan's dirtiest", after widespread claims in the months leading up to it that the powerful military was trying to fix the playing field against the PML-N of jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Khan's favour.

"I am here after 22 years of struggle". Only one leader struggled more than me, and that was my hero, Jinnah.

Prior to winning the elections, Imran Khan promised a "new Pakistan" with reforms to the country's economy.

"The first thing we have to do is strict accountability; those people who have looted the country, I promise that they will be brought to justice".

Murtaza Abbasi, a PML-N lawmaker, said in parliament Khan was "brought here by aliens", a euphemism for the military.

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Khan told the PML-N leadership that his government would cooperate with them if they chose to take rigging allegations to court and would provide food, water, and containers if they opted to stage demonstrations against his ruling coalition. The former cricketer-turned politician's Pakistan Movement for Justice (PTI) won most votes in the recent general election.

He was jailed in the lead-up to the vote, and his brother, Shahbaz Sharif, led the PML-N party into the election.

In response Sharif also reminded the new premier of his earlier commitment.

"The whole nation has rejected this election", said Shehbaz Sharif, demanding an investigation of electoral irregularities. We will not let you run from this.

Rival parties have alleged "blatant" vote-rigging.

And when the PPP decided not to vote "on principle", much of the local press read it as another wedge that the PTI created into the opposition.

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