Addressing his workers and followers at the Azadi sit-in, Imran Khan strongly condemned yesterday’s attack on PTI rally in Jhelum and alleged that not only a former lawmaker of the PMLN fired at the PTI rally in Jhelum, but a TMO was also busy firing shots at PTI workers.
The PTI chief said that PM Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari say that they have joined hands for the sake of democracy. He questioned that in democracy do the people fire at political opponents for voicing slogans.
He said that the PMLN affiliates fired at the PTI workers for raising the slogan ‘Go Nawaz Go’, adding, “I would not mind if the PMLN workers chant Go Imran Go”.
The cricketer-turned-politician said that ‘Go Nawaz Go’ is a slogan, not a derogatory remark for which his party workers were subjected to such oppression by the workers of the ruling party.
Khan also said that registering fake FIRs against political opponents is an old habit of the premier Nawaz Sharif, yet the PTI-led provincial government did not register a single case against PMLN or PPP in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, not to talk of fake cases.
He said that both PM Nawaz and Asif Zardari have ruled Sindh and Punjab for almost six times, but nothing was changed and the sufferings of the people are the same.
The skipper also inquired, “Who will serve justice to us, the judiciary or the election tribunals, which were to resolve the cases within four months, but it is being nearly 18 months that we are awaiting justice”.
He said if the system of the country does not provide justice, we have the constitutional right to take to streets for this purpose and protest against it.
The PTI chief said, “Punjab Police brutally killed 17 PAT workers in Model Town Lahore, but its FIR could not be registered to date”.
Bashing the Information Minister Pervez Rasheed, Imran Khan said, “He alleged me of having ties with terrorists, but the people must know it is the PMLN which patronizes banned outfits, which in return support it in all its misdeeds”.
Yesterday, firing at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf rally in Jhelum had left at least eight activists injured; the rally was targeted near Garmala where it was heading towards the rally venue.
PTI leader Ejaz Chaudhary, while talking to ARY News, had alleged that PML-N’s former parliamentarian Nadeem Khadim ordered his goons to target the PTI caravan, for reasons better known to him. Ejaz added, “He opened fire when the rally was passing by the area”.