Imran announces civil disobedience drive
Urges traders, masses not to pay any utility bills
ISLAMABAD: Giving the government two days to meet his party’s demands, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan Sunday launched a civil disobedience movement in a last-ditch attempt to topple the incumbent regime he alleges was elected by corruption.
“I am appealing to all the Pakistanis not to pay any taxes, utility bills, etc until Nawaz Sharif resigns as prime minister”, Khan said in what he claimed was his political career’s most important speech. Khan’s address, which is widely being seen as dichotomous, confusing, and off-the-cuff, has come as a disappointment to the most of political analysts.
He said he could set his tsunami protestors on the parliament and prime minister houses but he would not. “Anarchy is an invitation to a military takeover, which is the last thing any democratic party like PTI will ever want”, said Khan warning his workers not to cross the lines drawn by the leadership. He however, gave a two day ultimatum to the Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif to bow out. “Mian Sahib, I will not be able to rein in these thousands of angry Insafians from coming for you. You have two days to get your bag and baggage”, an emotional Khan thundered.