LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said on Thursday that he would return from Islamabad with a victory like the one he had achieved in the past in Gaddafi Stadium when he was a cricketer.
He reiterated that holding the long march was his party’s democratic right. Addressing the participants of Azadi march at Mall Road, Imran said: “The marchers are heading towards Islamabad to demand resignation from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and to form a new Pakistan”. He said: “There will be no place for people like Gullu Butt in the new Pakistan.” While noting that the present rulers have their assets outside Pakistan, he said that he would not keep his money abroad. Over the alleged poll rigging, the PTI chief once again said the mandate of Pakistani people was snatched. He again demanded resignation from members of Election Commission of Pakistan.
Imran Khan is leading the march on a container-truck along with Shaikh Rashid, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Asad Umar and Javed Hashmi. Sources have confirmed to Daily Times that one of the sons of Imran Khan is also present in the Azadi March with his father, but due to security reasons the party and its chief have not yet decided to bring him before the marchers.
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