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Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday announced that he would contest the 2018 general election from Karachi.

Khan, addressing a press conference in the city, lamented the poor state of affairs in Karachi, claiming that the city had been “abandoned” by political parties. The PTI chief said that the parties in power had failed to “own Karachi”.

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Last month, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry had hinted that Khan might contest the election from Karachi but a constituency had not yet been agreed on.

Khan said that the city was not just infested with garbage but also with corruption. “Karachi is seen as a cash cow by the people in power,” he claimed, adding that infrastructure and institutions in Karachi had been “ruined”.

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