ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday parted ways with party president Javed Hashmi, who was angry with the PTI joining the Pakistan Awami Tehreek in its march towards the Prime Minster’s House on Saturday night.
Meanwhile, Imran ruled out any further talks with the government in the wake of deadly police crackdown on peaceful protesters. Addressing his supporters at the Constitution Avenue on Sunday, he said that he is parting ways with PTI President Javed Hashmi after what he termed as his baseless tirade. “I never take dictations from anyone and Mr Hashmi knows it very well,” he said. Lamenting the critics, Imran said whoever says that people should have stayed where they were should be ashamed.
Comparing the condition of the capital’s protesters to that of the Palestinians persecuted by the radical state of Israel, the PTI chief said, “Should Palestinians sit silently and bear Israeli atrocities? It is time for you to get out on streets, if you can’t reach here, block the roads and record your protest.”
Imran explained that he decided to march towards Prime Minister’s House after Qadri assured him that there would be no violence. The PTI chairman said that 20 people were killed and more than 500 wounded in police shelling on demonstrators. “We will lodge an FIR against Nawaz Sharif and ‘Field Martial’ Chaudhry Nisar,” he added. Imran also expelled three PTI MNAs who did not resign from their seats.
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