ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday announced that said Premier Nawaz Sharif and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar are responsible for spilling of innocent blood in Islamabad.
Speaking from atop of his container leading to the PM’s House, after the initiation of crackdown against protesters, Khan said, “The government through brutal actions cannot force us to retreat from our stance. Peaceful protest is our constitutional right and a pivotal part of democracy,” the PTI chairman said. He reiterated that the PTI would continue its struggle against the Sharifs. He instructed the PTI workers throughout the country to take to the streets against the Nawaz-led government.
The PTI chief advised his charged workers to remain peaceful and appealed to security forces to avoid any violent action against the peaceful protesters.
He said it was high time to move forward as the sham democratic set-up governed by the Sharifs would lead the country to disaster, adding that the king-like ruler was not ready to resign.
It was a democratic demand that the PM should resign for a month, as the PTI believed that he was part and parcel of pre-planned polls rigging.
He said, “Nawaz Sharif has to resign until the free, fair and transparent investigation of the poll rigging as we believe under him there will be no room for justice.”
“The PTI exhausted every option for seeking justice but no one even bothered to hear us and finally we were forced to come on roads to protest against the historical rigging managed by the con-artists of match fixing,” he said.
Earlier, speaking to workers in the day, Kaptaan said the autocratic rulers were just catering to their vested interests and expanding their businesses throughout the world, adding that they have no democratic courage to resign. He said Nawaz has lost his moral authority to rule the country as he has been proven a liar.
The PTI chairman said, “The PM blamed that I am launched by the army. I don’t take dictation from anyone. You [PM] were supported by the ISI and nurtured in the nursery of dictator Ziaul Haq.”
He said Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah stands the role model for him and the PTI would struggle to devise a system based on justice and equality for all. He said the best solution of the challenges faced by the country was real democracy and expressed that the PTI was a democratic party and would remain in the ambits of democratic norms and standards.
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