Capital sit-in will decide future of Pakistan: Imran

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Rejects dialogue with govt before dharna

Tariq Saeed,
Sophia Siddiqui

Peshawar/Islamabad—Declaring that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s scheduled sit-in and siege of Islamabad on November 2 would prove to be a decisive move against vis-a-vis corruption and corrupt elements, PTI Chief Imran Khan has asked masses to ensure maximum participation in the proposed dharna. Addressing a public rally the PTI chief said, “The November 2 move is destined to decide the future of Pakistan.” He said that Nawaz Sharif and others were hiding their corruption and trying to bury the mega corruption scandal, adding their deeds have brought bad name to the country and now they were playing a ‘dirty game’ trying to malign the Pakistan Army. “Spreading of the news about members of banned outfits attending the PTI sit-in on November is a move to bring negative impact to the Pakistan Army,” Imran lamented. He said a true leader would always turn the nation and masses a true and sincere entity but the incumbent rulers were doing otherwise and persuading the nation to also indulge in corrupt practices adding the PTI and people of Pakistan would never allow such attempts to succeed. Imran said that on one side, it was Nawaz Sharif and his accomplices including Asif Ali Zardari, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and leader of Awami National Party (ANP) Asfandyar Wali while on the other, it is the entire nation along with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf determined to hold the corrupt accountable. “We cannot allow a corrupt leader to rule the country any longer,” Imran declared while referring to the Panama leaks scandal. He said Mian Nawaz Sharif was shedding crocodile tears while referring to PM speech in Rahim Yar Khan adding Nawaz was shedding tears out of frustration and tension of Panama leaks. Earlier, Chairman PTI Imran Khan has said there would no dialogue prior to his party’s pro-posed Islamabad sit-in. The PTI has announced a sit-in on November 02 in the Federal Capital. Speaking to the media outside his Bani Gala residence, Islama-bad on Friday Khan emphasized there was still time for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to present himself for accountability. “There is a conspiracy underway to hide the corruption of the Sharif family. They are maligning the country and the Pakistan Army internationally for their own interest. Dialogue will only be held when we arrive in Islamabad on November 2.” Imran Khan added there was no reason for the Pakistan’s Attorney-General to argue Prime Minister Sharif’s case pertaining to the Panama Papers in the Supreme Court. “The prime minister should fight his case through a private lawyer.” Reacting to this statement the Attorney-General’s office said Imran Khan’s statement was not according the law.

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