Barrister Gohar Khan, a representative of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), emphasized that when advocating for a “unified government,” it should not be misconstrued as endorsing a coalition government. He stressed the release of political prisoners as a crucial step towards providing a “healing touch” to the nation.
This statement came in response to Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir’s recent remarks, where he highlighted the necessity for stable governance and national unity, congratulating the nation on the successful conduct of general elections.
According to Khan, a unified government implies a collective commitment from all political parties to respect the people’s mandate, emphasizing the importance of honoring the democratic process. He clarified that it does not necessarily entail the formation of a national government but rather a shared understanding among political entities.
Expanding on the concept of a “healing touch,” Khan articulated the need for a ceasefire between political parties and emphasized the importance of having no political prisoners in the country. He asserted that genuine healing and reconciliation require a commitment to respecting the people’s mandate, underscoring its significance in the larger political landscape.
Regarding the recent elections, Khan expressed the belief that the people of Pakistan had unequivocally spoken in favor of PTI founder Imran Khan, particularly in challenging circumstances.
He disclosed PTI’s intention to approach the high court to contest Imran Khan’s convictions in various cases, expressing confidence that these convictions would be overturned, leading to Imran Khan’s release in the near future.
In advocating for a unified government, Barrister Gohar Khan aligns with the broader goal of promoting political stability, democratic values, and the peaceful transition of power. By urging the release of political prisoners, he underscores the significance of reconciliation and fostering an environment conducive to national unity and progress.