ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan says he would not accept Nawaz Sharif as the Prime Minister, arguing that he is a ‘culprit’, ARY News reported.
Addressing workers outside his Bani Gala residence, he slammed the use of state machinery by the government to gag PTI voice against corruption.
He asked: “What was my crime that forced government to block roads leading to his Bani Gala residence.” Khan expressed wonder that helicopters were hovering over his residence alongside police deployment outside his place.
He reiterated his PTI workers to reach Bani Gala tomorrow at all costs. Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak will lead all party workers from the province to Islamabad.
He repeated that his protests and demonstrations were constitutional and questioned under what law the government is placing containers on roads to hamper workers.
Nisar’s resignation will turn protest into celebration
Later, in another press conference, Imran Khan questioned how the conscience of Chaudhry Nisar allows him to support the corruption of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
He asked how much state expenditure was being used support a corrupt person. He said that he know Nisar since his college days but was disappoint over his siding with Nawaz Sharif.
While speaking on the closure of provincial roads, he said that government has claimed that armed men were entering into Punjab from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
He questioned why the Lal Haveli in Rawalpindi was sealed. “The only weapon there was the cigar of Sheikh Rashid,” he said.
He reiterated that a million people will override Islamabad on all sides and said that people of the city will come out on 2nd November and the government will not be able to stop them.
Imran Khan said that the PTI is the only party since 1975 which unites all the provinces of the country, but the government is giving an impression that it is the representative of Punjab. He also said that other small provinces are being sidelined due to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
He also said that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif should be held responsible for the deaths caused due to the closure of roads across the twin cities.
He also said that if Chaudhry Nisar resigns then their protest will turn into a celebration.
Imran will not let down people, says Jahangir Tareen
Talking to media this evening, senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Khan Tareen said Chairman PTI Imran Khan would not let down people of Pakistan.
“We are peaceful and our workers carry no weapon. Hence, our workers should not be harassed. Our morale is high for the sit-in,” he said.
He said on what basis the government had surrounded Bani Gala. Citizens of Pakistan live there and not terrorists, he said adding no idea who were the rulers fighting in Bani Gala.
The PTI leader said his party’s struggle was against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who has been caught red handed in corruption.
To clarify position of PTI on recovery of weapons from Ali Amin Gandapuri’s vehicle, he said he had received death threats from a banned outfit and his life was at stake.
Tareen also said what was wrong if Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak came to meet his party chairman.
“Khattak will participate with his full cabinet members in the sit-in on November 02. No policeman will be escorting him,” he said.
He said all arrangements were made for the sit-in. Arrangements for food of participants of the sit-in was underway while, the government was stopping food supply.
“Adopting silence now would mean accepting corruption,” he said.
To a query, he said the purpose of imposition of article 144 was only to stop PTI from holding protest. Hopefully, the court will give relief for the sit-in.
Another PTI leader Aleem Khan on this occasion said Interior Minister Chadhry Nisar Ali Khan should tell how did Tariq Fazal Chaudhry held a rally despite article 144.