We want to remove govt through constitutional means: Sh Rashid
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Awami Muslim League President Sheikh Rashid has said he owns the Pakistan Army and judiciary, adding that he, as well as the PTI, had congratulated the new army chief and chairman joint chiefs of staff committee following their appointments.
“I was silent for the past eight months, but I want to say today that the army is mine, the judiciary is mine. I am proud of my Pakistan Army,” he said while addressing charged protesters at the PTI’s rally in Rawalpindi.
He added, “We don’t want to fight. We [only] want to fight Shehbaz Sharif robber, Asif Zardari dacoit and Nawaz Sharif the absconder.”
Sheikh Rashid said, “We want to remove them (the incumbent government) through constitutional means.”
The AML leader added that PTI chief Imran Khan had realised that the economy was sinking.
“And when the economy sinks, national security is threatened,” he said.
Turning his guns on Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Sheikh Rashid accused him of lying about the dollar’s declining rate.
“The country has been destroyed by these corrupt people,” he said, referring to the incumbent govt.
Sheikh Rashid also appreciated the army’s decision to stay away from politics.
“This is how it should be,” he asserted, adding, “remain loyal to Pakistan, the nation and your institutions, but when the economy is in a bad shape and the country is sinking — looters and robbers have been foisted here.”
Sheikh Rashid also said when the “institution” will stick to its decision of not meddling in politics, the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s funeral will be taken out.
“We want to open all doors of negotiations but on the condition that a date for elections is given,” he added.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI senior leader Asad Umar admired the sacrifices made by the Pak Army.
He was expressing his thoughts in his address to the participants of the long march, lamenting that in the matter of assassination attempt on Imran Khan, the FIR was registered as per Imran’s will.
Asad stated that historic events are taking place in Pakistan and that the fate of the country would no longer be decided behind closed doors.
Asad talked about senator Azam Swati and noted journalist Arshad Sharif, saying that appeals of both of them were sidelined, adding that the family of Arshad Sharif is waiting for the ‘deliverance’ of justice.
PTI senior leader and former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry said that his party is optimistic about change in the institution.
Addressing the participants of the long march, Fawad asked the – rulers – incumbent government to accept the decision of the masses and announce the snap election. He challenged the rulers to ‘come’ and contest election, if they [rulers] feel that the masses are standing by their side.
Taking a swipe at PM Shehbaz Sharif, the PTI stalwart [Fawad] was of the view that the PM ran away to Turkiye due to Imran’s fear – as he came to know that the PTI is chief coming for the long march. Taking a jibe at PM Shehbaz [continuously], he asked PM to make his way to the Airport to meet the PTI leadership there.
Lamenting that the PTI’s mandate was snatched eight months back, Fawad made it clear that the people are not going to make their way back from today’s gathering as – according to him – it is the time to ‘rewrite’ history.
PTI leader Murad Saeed has claimed that everyone was a “rebel” if loving one’s country and standing for it was considered as “rebellion”.
Addressing the party’s power show in Rawalpindi, he said, “If loving the country, […] standing for the country, […] refusing slavery of America, […] talking for one’s country, people and team is rebellion, then we are all rebels.”
PTI leader Murad Saeed addresses a party gathering in Rawalpindi on Saturday. — DawnNewsTV
Former defence minister Parvez Khattak has said that if a stand against “dacoits” is not taken now, “they will keep on looting us.”
“Did the elders make the country so that injustice is carried out?” he asked while addressing the long-march participants.
The PTI leader vowed that former prime minister Imran Khan would “chase the thieves away”. “God has given us Imran Khan for a reason.”
He challenged the government to battle the PTI in the elections. “Our struggle won’t end till these dacoits are removed from the government.”