Again demands early elections in the country
ISLAMABAD, Jan 11 (SABAH): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan said on Thursday that his “tigers” will join Dr Tahirul Qadri when he begins his grand protest against the government on January 17. He said that Qadri is starting protest from 17th January and PTI will join the protest of Qadri from 18th January. Imran Khan demanded of the chief justice of Pakistan to take suo moto notice over the Model Town incident. He also demanded of the chief justice of Pakistan to take suo moto notice regarding issue of seven billion rupees being spent annually on the security of the Sharif family from the national kitty. Imran Khan again demanded early elections in the country. Imran Khan alleged that 2500 security personnel are deployed on the security of the Sharif family.
Imran Khan while addressing the media in Islamabad said that the people have stopped trusting the government and police, adding that when trust on the institutions ends then people take to streets to protest.
Imran Khan said that the Sharif brothers have been ruling Punjab since 19 years. “Look at the state of police today, we are bringing reforms for the police, but they only changed the uniforms of the force as if that helps with their performance,” said the PTI chief.
The bereaved of the Model Town tragedy are still on the streets demanding justice, said Imran, adding that a worker named Haq Nawaz was also killed but no one did anything.
“In Kasur, police fired straight at the protesters, which professional force acts this way?” said the PTI leader.
Imran Khan while reiterating that the Punjab police is highly politicised, said that all the recruitments in the provincial police force is ‘done from Raiwind’.
The PTI chairman said that when crime occurs of this nature in other countries the culprits are always taken to task and steps are taken to ensure that such incidents don’t take place again.
Meanwhile Imran Khan said on Thursday that every Pakistani desired peace and stability in Afghanistan as no other country needed a peaceful Afghanistan more than Pakistan.
The remarks were made during a meeting with Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal in Islamabad, Express News reported. Bilateral relations between the two countries and matters of mutual interest were discussed during the meeting.
Imran said Afghan refugees were being treated like ‘guests’ in Pakistan and the masses had nothing but utter respect for their neighbours.
“The future of bilateral ties between the two countries is based on coexistence,” remarked the PTI chief.
Khan said that closure of Pak-Afghan border was not a solution to issues and free-trade and ease in movement was in the interest of the two countries. Both governments will have to improve and strengthen the decades-long bilateral ties, he added.
“The geography makes us inseparable from each other.”
Fighting someone else’s war as ‘gun for hire’ bred terror in Pakistan, Imran tells Trump
The friendly remarks made in today’s meeting, however, contradict the PTI chief’s recent statement on the issue earlier this month, when he said that he had always opposed Pakistan fighting the ‘war on terror’ on behalf of the United States.
Fighting someone else’s war as a ‘gun for hire’ had bred violence and terror in the country, Imran was quoted as saying in his party’s official statement regarding the ongoing foreign policy crisis sparked by a tweet from US President Donald Trump, in which the latter had urged Pakistan to ‘do more’ to eliminate terrorist safe havens on its soil.
“We have suffered 70,000 casualties and more than $100b in losses to the economy, not to mention the polarisation and radicalisation of our society,” said the PTI chief.