Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Monday said his demand to include intelligence officials in the judicial commission to investigate vote rigging allegation, was accepted by the government’s negotiating team in the aftermath of his sit-in about three months ago.
“It was the government team holding talks with us (PTI) in the beginning of the sit-in that agreed to include intelligence officials but pressed for calling off the sit-in which we rejected,” he told the participants of his sit-in at D-Chowk. He further said the only difference was that he wanted the prime minister to step down. “Now, as desired by the government we allow the prime minister to carry on and we will also continue our sit-in; but once the allegations are proved, the PM will have to go and there will be fresh elections,” he elaborated.
Imran said the only reason behind government delaying tactics in initiating a probe to fizzle out the sit-in “which in no way will be called off.” According to him, his sit-in will continue till resignation of Nawaz Sharif. “Nawaz Sharif is the man who, in bid to oblige the then chief of army staff General Asif Nawaz Janjua, tried to gift a BMW but as a professional soldier he refused to accept the expensive gift…this is what Nawaz Sharif is about while General Durrani’s affidavit of taking money from ISI is an open secret now,” he lamented.
Imran said that he is thankful to Nawaz Sharif for helping him in cleansing the opportunist lot of politicians, who jumped on the bandwagon of PTI in the aftermath of its growing popularity. He also criticised the Speaker National Assembly for lingering on the resignation issue of PTI MNAs who had submitted their resignations. “I do not accept Nawaz Sharif and his Speaker as legitimate and why my MNAs would want to stay in such a parliament”, he questioned.
Reiterating his resolve to make a “Naya Pakistan”, Imran said a “sea of people” will enter Islamabad on November 30, adding that it will be the biggest protest in the history of Islamabad. “The government has time till November 30 and then you will see what will happen [in Islamabad],” he added.
SOURCE: RECORDER REPORT