ISLAMABAD: Rejecting an order issued by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday to keep the capital opened, Imran Khan said that no force would be able to stop Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and its workers from reaching Islamabad on November 2.
Speaking to media after a party meeting at his residence in Bani Gala, the PTI Chairman said Islamabad siege would be a historical event in the history of Pakistan.
Inviting people from every corner of the country, Khan said he could see a light of hope at the end of the tunnel once the November march becomes a success.
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He said the people of Pakistan have made their minds that they want a corruption-free country and if by any means, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government in the centre tried to stop people from reaching the federal capital then they would be responsible for an expected bitter reaction.
The PTI Chairman claimed that his party members and supporters were being harassed across Pakistan, a sly political move absolutely unacceptable in a democratic setup.
He said the government was planning to place containers at every entry point of Islamabad and even transporters have threatened to go on a strike amid the PTI’s November shutdown call.
He termed the step of the government taken so far to stop Islamabad lockdown as undemocratic and illegal and asked the PML-N leaders to follow the law of the land.
Khan challenged the prime minister that he and his party must forget now that people would stay calm after catching him red-handed in Panama Papers’ Leaks.
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PTI to challenge IHC ‘order’
Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued an ‘order’ and not a judgement, clarified Naeem Bukhari, a legal adviser of PTI after Khan asked his legal team to take media into confidence on the court’s statement.
He said IHC has given the order above its authority today and that PTI would challenge it after consultation within the party since it was given without hearing PTI’s stance.
Bukhari claimed that from threatening to offering a key position in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the government was using every method to use him against PTI.
Moreover, another adviser from PTI’s legal team Babar Awan said that without listening to the other party, a court could not issue any order. It is against the law, said Awan, as per the books.