Imran says if military intervened, it will be due to Punjab govt’ policies


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that he would not postpone his scheduled long march unless all his demands were met by the Nawaz Sharif government. Addressing a press conference here on Friday, Khan said that ‘Azadi March’ would be held at every cost. “Irrespective of life threats to my life, I will stage a sit-in in Islamabad,” he said. “I had been saying from day one that I would take to the streets if justice was not served,” he said.

“Whoever was involved in the election rigging must be punished. I will unveil names of all those involved in the vote fraud on Monday.” The PTI chief flayed the government for using Punjab police in a brutal crackdown in Punjab. “It will be a war of two ideologies on August 14.”

Nawaz Sharif’s sons own property in the United Kingdom worth billions of rupees, according to Khan. “Our march is aimed at rescuing the country of dynastic politics.” He also questioned the economic performance of the federal government over the last one year. “The economic growth of the current government is worse than the PPP government,” he said.

“Nawaz Sharif was facing 30 cases in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). But those cases were never heard. Nawaz Sharif has spent Rs680 million on his 14 foreign visits in just one year. The Metro bus project is the biggest fraud being carried out by the federal government. The PTI chief issued a white paper against the one-year performance of the federal government.

“If there is any military intervention in the country, it will be due to the policies of the Punjab government,” he opined, adding that Pakistan was heading towards anarchy. “I strongly condemn the negative tactics of Punjab police against Tahir ul Qadri in Model Town, Lahore,” he demanded. Tahir ul Qadri was being pushed to wall, he said.

He urged political parties not to play on both sides of the wicket. He pledged that all his demands would be in line within the framework of law and constitution. Agenciess

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