PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister (CM) Pervez Khattak has stopped the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf activists from holding protest rallies in retaliation to the rallies of the PML-N in the province.
Khattak said it would cause political confrontation in the province.
He was talking to PTI office-bearers from various districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Islamabad, who sought permission for taking out rallies against the PML-N and other opposition parties, a communique from his office said.
However, he clarified that it was not a democratic and political mean and rather a path toward confrontation, which was against the PTI’s manifesto. He said that his party considered the whole nation and workers of other political parties as part and parcel of the nation. He said that the lives of these people are dear to them even more than their own lives. He said the PTI did not want clash in any part of the country, including KP.
Khattak said that Azadi March was for the achievement of their constitutional and democratic rights, saying that the peaceful reaching of the thousands of PTI workers into Red Zone, parliament and PM’s House without harming a single plant or pot has proved that the PTI was a well-organised political party.
He said that PTI Chairman Imran Khan has given them the lesson that they were not gathered in Azadi March for their personal interests rather for a greater national cause. He said that he was against the staging of rallies in other cities to create difficulties for opponents and people. However, he said the leadership of other political parties should also understand this. Khattak vowed they had stood like a rock in front of cruel rulers who had come into power through rigged polls.
The CM said that an honourable way out from the prevailing situation was tendering resignation in a very peaceful and good decent to elect such kind of government in the country through fair and transparent polls, which could take independent and good decisions for the cause of the poor. He paid rich tributes to party workers for exhibiting unity and discipline and clarified that the PTI government in KP would never let the people of the province down and continue efforts for 100 percent agenda of change and establishment of the supremacy of merit, justice and law.
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