ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday said he waits for the day when Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif would be in jail. Kaptaan was addressing tens of thousands of his supporters at Parade Ground.
The PTI chief thanked his party lawmakers from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) for their bravery. He praised KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak as Pakistan’s hero.
He asked Nawaz Sharif if he was not ashamed on the manhandling of the PTI women.
“Nawaz has been inaugurating one road after another since the Panama leaks came to the forefront.”
“Fazlur Rehman, in past you were making money from diesel permits, now you are taking money from Nawaz Sharif,” said Kaptaan.
“Asif Zardari and Khursheed Shah are afraid of accountability as they are predicting its PPP term in the next elections.”
“This is not a solo flight and I am not going solo in this fight against corruption. I have millions of Pakistanis with me,” he said.
“I warn you Sharif brothers, do not use the police like you did in the past few days,” says Imran while referring to police actions taken in the run-up to the planned November 2 lockdown of the capital.
He questions the effectiveness of national institutions, including NAB. “Supreme Court asked NAB officials why they didn’t work on Nawaz Sharif’s accountability.”
Imran also referred to the Charter of Democracy as an instrument of compromise and corruption. He alleged that the charter has been used by both Nawaz and Zardari to indulge in wholesale corruption.
Earlier in the evening, PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the party “only wanted to shut the practice of corruption”.
“They said we were coming to close Islamabad, but we don’t want to do so since it is not our manner of doing politics,” said Qureshi.
“If Imran Khan orders, we can close the federal capital tonight, but we will not do so.”
Qureshi also paid tribute to the arrested workers of PTI.
“We also salute our brothers and sisters who set off from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” said Qureshi.
“I wish we had more days, they would have understood what we are made of,” said KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak. “PTI had teams ready to continue the struggle.”
“They tried to use our Pashtun brothers against us, by having FC troops deployed to stop us,” added Khattak.
“I wish for the day you [Shahbaz Sharif] will be fired upon then I will ask you how it feels.”
Khattak said he does not care about his ‘chair’, as he has been a political prisoner and he “would have thrown out his ‘chair’ if Imran asked too”.
“I will resign from my post whenever Imran Khan asks me to.”
Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed, while addressing the gathering, expressed hope that “this Supreme Court of Pakistan will save the country from disaster”.
The AML chief also referred to the prime minister as a friend of Modi. “Nawaz Sharif wants to transform Pakistan Army into Punjab police,” alleged the veteran politician.
Rasheed was of the view that “China saved Pakistan from being labelled as a rogue state”.
KP lawmaker Farman Shah said: “We are not against Punjab, we are against the PML-N.”
“We are not against the federation, we are against thieves,” he asserted.
Party supporters had shouted “Go Nawaz Go” slogans upon the arrival of Imran Khan at the rally.
Imran Khan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Jahangir Khan Tareen and Sheikh Rasheed are sitting on the stage along with other party leaders.
Three entry points have been established at the Parade Ground; one for media, one for VIPs and one for general public.
The interior ministry said that more than 10,000 policemen have been deployed to perform security duties at the Parade Ground.
PTI’s party anthems are being played from the stage and workers are waving the party flags.courtesy dailytimes.com