ISLAMABAD: In his first on-podium rebuttal against it since the surfacing of ‘London Plan’ controversy, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Imran Khan Wednesday night said that Charter of Democracy (CoD), a treaty between Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan People’s Party, was the real “London Plan”.
The CoD was signed by Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan Muslim League and Benazir Bhutto on May 14, 2006 in London.
The document, indicating an alliance between two political parties, outlined steps to end the military rule, established by the 1999 coup d’état led by the then chief of army staff now Pervez Musharraf and restore civilian democratic rule. “The CoD was not about joining forces against a military ruler, but rather taking turns in terms of coming into power”, said he during his prime time address to the protestors camped outside Parliament building.
Khan further said that as far as his plan for bringing about a ‘New Pakistan’ was concerned, it was conceived 18 years ago when he had founded Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
“Our long march and this sit-in was part of that almost two decade old plan”, the PTI leader emphasized. Agencies