Imran Khan to announce date of march's arrival in Islamabad
PTI chief chides Nawaz Sharif; Harps on snap polls
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Former Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday he would give the date for the long march's arrival in Islamabad tomorrow.
He called on the nation to join him in his struggle. The only decision that now needs to be made is whether the revolution will be peaceful or bloody, the chief of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf said during his live address.
He condemned the surge in militancy and blamed the recent increase in militant attacks on the coalition government, saying: “Yesterday six cops were martyred. Terrorism has increased since the imported government took over.”
It was unaware of the country’s security situation, the economy and its foreign policy, he said adding that its priority is to get rid of the corruption cases
Imran Khan lashed out at former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for what he called manoeuvring to influence the appointment of the army chief.
"The army chief is a professional soldier [but] Nawaz tries turning that person into the Punjab police chief. I know Nawaz will tell the army chief to somehow get rid of Imran Khan," he said, adding that the PML-N leader was not "used to playing with a neutral umpire".
"Thieves are taking decisions for the country. Holding fresh polls is the only way forward. Nawaz was not opting for fresh polls as the PML-N leader knew he would face defeat. He does not care about Pakistan. His entire family is abroad."
He alleged that Nawaz had stolen millions from the country and stashed in abroad. "That is why he (Nawaz) is scared. He knows that if Imran Khan comes to power, he will hold Nawaz accountable. This is the reason he wants to appoint his own army chief."
The PTI chief said that his campaign is to free the nation and true freedom could never be achieved without rule of law.
He said that he could not get a case registered as per his wishes despite being a former premier as it contained the names of powerful people. However, he said the party's struggle would continue until the system changed.
He said the nation had understood the reason for the party's long march. "The time has come to become independent through the real way.
He said that the only way to achieve true independence was to ensure decisions were taken in the country and not abroad. "Free nations take decisions for their country."