Imran demands immediate ceasefire in tribal areas
ISLAMABAD: The chairman of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan condemned on Sunday the ongoing military operation in Wana, South Waziristan and demanded an immediate ceasefire.
In a statement issued here Mr Khan accused General Pervez Musharraf of playing with the integrity of the country. “General Musharraf’s ‘no choice doctrine’ has put the country at great peril,” he said. “Time and again his unilateral decisions have proved that he is incapable of withstanding pressure.”
Mr Khan said had such decision-making has been institutionalized in Pakistan its rulers would have been less vulnerable to foreign diktats. He charged that the present leadership is unable to take independent decisions and as such it should quit immediately.
“The killing of innocent people in the tribal areas by labelling them terrorists or warriors without a shred of evidence is detrimental to the interests of the people and against the integrity and solidarity of Pakistan,” said Mr Khan.
He also demanded that the military should go back to its barracks before it is too late for the federation of the country.