- PTI chief says a million people will march to the capital on November 2
- Asks PM Nawaz Sharif to resign or present himself for accountability
Continuing his diatribe against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday said his party will remain in Islamabad until the premier resigns.
Addressing a rally here, Khan said he had never bowed before anyone and neither would the people of Pakistan.
“Robbers have seized control of institutions and resources,” Khan said.
Khan, in his speech, lambasted his opponents calling them slanderous names. “Who will be the vice president of Nawaz Sharif’s team? Easy load,” Imran said, taunting Awami National Party (ANP) leader Asfandyar Wali. He also said that the third member of Sharif’s team would be Asif Ali Zardari.
“Showbaaz Sharif also made a lot of money,” said Khan, adding that Amir Muqam and Akram Durrani would also be part of the PM’s team.
The PTI chief said that he felt pity for the premier after seeing the enthusiasm of people.
According to him, a million people will march to the capital on November 2.
Earlier Khan, while referring to the prime minister, told journalists outside his Bani Gala residence that “there is still time. Either resign or hold yourself accountable based on the jointly agreed upon Terms of Reference (ToRs)”.
Without naming anyone he said, “We will not go to jail, you will hide from the law.”
Reports in the media claim that the government is chalking out a plan to arrest key PTI leaders before the expected ‘lockdown’ of the capital.
“I assure you that you cannot stop the type of people coming to Islamabad. You don’t have that many jails to keep them. No police can stop one million people,” Khan said.
Khan stressed that Shaukat Khanum Hospital was spending billions annually on the treatment of patients and attacks against it should be stopped. Leading up to the PTI’s Islamabad sit-in, members of the PML-N have accused Imran Khan of misusing funds for Shaukhat Khanum Hospital.
He added that every time his party asked the prime minister to come out clean against the Panama Leaks, there were attacks at the Line of Control. Predicting a conspiracy behind the coincidence he said, “Such incidents occur to save Nawaz Sharif from accountability.”
When asked about the PPP long-march, Imran Khan said there would be no need for this as the issue would be resolved.
The PTI has threatened to lay siege to the federal capital on November 2 in a bid to pressure the prime minister to present himself for accountability against alleged corruption in the Panama Papers.
The Supreme Court is currently hearing the Panama Leaks case against the prime minister. Last week the court sent notices to all parties including the prime minister in relation to the case.
When asked about the PPP long march, Imran Khan said there would be no need for this as the issue would be resolved.