ISLAMABAD: Jubilantly announcing initiation of army-brokered negotiations with the PML-N government, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Thursday told his supporters and workers that the announcement of party’s further line of action was being delayed due to a message from Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif for political negotiations.
“We will negotiate for the sake of our country,” Imran told his supporters from atop his container at the Constitution Avenue. Announcing the postponement of his next move for one day, the PTI chairman reiterated the public movement will continue till the goal is achieved, warning Premier Nawaz Sharif will not sustain the resultant dent. Speaking to the charged workers, Imran Khan claimed “your Kaptan” will not disappoint you and will stand with you till those responsible for “pre-planned, managed poll rigging and match fixing” are taken to task.
He also reiterated that until the rigging issue is settled the PTI will not retreat from its stance of re-election in the country. The PTI chief said that possibly on Friday (today) “we will celebrate the independence or announce the further and final course of action against Sharif dynasty”. The PTI chief said real democracy always guarantees the protection of the basic human rights of the masses, but in a sham democracy actions like that of Model Town are taken by the autocratic rulers. He warned Premier Nawaz Sharif that the US State Department and former president Asif Ali Zardari will not “save you from the ultimate end”.
Imran Khan said the people of Pakistan have decided to get rid of the “Sharif’s kingship established through snatching and stealing the mandate of masses while purchasing the Election Commission of Pakistan and in connivance with the top judiciary”. Imran said the PTI will never accept this “kingship” and will struggle to achieve the goal of real democracy in the country, accompanied by justice and equality for all. Imran demanded the resignation of Punjab chief minister and supported PAT’s demands of transparent investigation of Model Town killings.
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