Imran still firm on PM’s resignation
Addressing a charged-up crowd at the PTI sit-in here, Imran Khan said let the committees hold talks, but he is not going to turn away without the resignation of the Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif.
He slammed the parliamentarians for deliberately avoiding the public issues and delivering speeches in favor of their so-called democracy.
Khan said Rs 80,000 per minute are being spent on this assembly, which comes from the taxes paid by the people, yet none of the parliamentarians speak about it.
He once again alleged that the ruling PMLN rigged the elections, elaborating, “The votes I secured in NA-122, Lahore-V during the May-11 polls, were settled in the provincial assembly constituency PP-147”.
The PTI chief said that the Speaker Ayaz Sadiq has been hiding behind a stay order for past 9 months.
Speaking about the postponement of the Chinese President’s visit, he said, “The government had itself placed the containers and subjected the peaceful protesters to torture, while it is now declaring PTI responsible for the delay in this visit”.
Imran Khan said that President Xi Jinping was not arriving here with a purpose to invest; he was rather coming to sanction loans.
He questioned how the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will pay back the loans of another 35 billion.
Drawing the attention of the participants of the sit-in, the PTI chairman said, “You will be paying back this loan, at the cost of increased power tariff and petroleum products”.
Imran Khan said that his struggle is against the status-quo and the power mafia, which has been holding the national resources for decades.
He vowed to sacrifice his life, but not to step back from his stance of freeing this nation from corrupt rulers.