Imran Khan denies offering talks to Shehbaz Sharif

Marchers will reach Gujranwala today: Differences emerge among PTI leadership in Jhelum ahead of march

By: News Desk
Published: 11:16 AM, 30 Oct, 2022
Imran Khan denies offering talks to Shehbaz Sharif
Caption: Imran Khan addresses the long march participants.
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Former premier and PTI Chairman Imran Khan lambasted Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for claiming that he (Imran) offered talks to him over appointment of new army chief, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Addressing the participants of PTI’s long march in Muridke on Sunday, Imran Khan asked why he would speak to boot-polishers? 

The PTI chief also questioned why he would send a message to the premier. He also said that he was not raised in a “military dictator’s nursery”. “I do not call Ayub Khan daddy like Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. I am not like Nawaz Sharif who build General Jilani’s home and massaged General Ziaul Haq’s knees to become a minister,” Imran Khan taunted.

Imran Khan, while talking about Indian media’s coverage of his criticism of the army leadership, said “I am telling the Indian media that his party is standing with the Pakistani Army. I came into government with people’s vote, not with the establishment’s support.”

Imran’s address in Sadhoki

Leading a big rally at the GT Road, Imran Khan reached Sadhoki from Muridke on Sunday afternoon and addressed the long march participants.

Imran Khan said to the workers in Sadhoki that if Senator Azam Swati criticized the Army Chief, what kind of apocalypse had come?

The PTI chairman expressed his anger over the ill-treatment of Senator Azam Swati in police custody and said he was tortured like a terrorist.

He said the establishment of every country stands with the nation but here in Pakistan, the establishment decided to support the thieves and imposed dacoits on people.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf long march which is heading towards Islamabad again faces delay as it resumes its third leg on Sunday from Muridke.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan would lead the march which was supposed to set off at 11am today. But Imran still could not reach Muridke from Lahore till 12:15pm. It seems that people are not interested in the long march which is scheduled to reach the federal capital next Friday 

According to the schedule, Imran will also address the participants of the march later today.

On its third leg, the long march will head to Gujranwala after passing through Muridke, Sadhoki, Kamoki, and Morr Aiman Abad. 

Strict arrangements have been made for the security of long march participants. 

Yesterday, the PTI chairman suddenly disappeared from the long march after the sunset giving rise to speculations that Imran had abruptly left the march to attend a very important meeting in Lahore. 

However, later in his tweet, Imran quashed the rumour about his meeting in Lahore saying he returned to Lahore as they had already decided to not move at night.

PTI leader Asad Umar tweeted on Sunday that In Sha Allah, the journey of the third day of the Haqeeqi Azadi March will begin today from Muridke.

Differences emerge among PTI leadership in Jhelum ahead of long march 

On the other hand, the cracks among the PTI leadership in Jhelum have come to surface even before the long march reaches there. 

The local government chief officer of Sohawa put down flexes of former federal minister and PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry and put up posters of MPA Raja Yawar Kamal. 

A case has been registered in Sohawa police station on the complaint of the advertiser against 15 persons including the local government chief officer of Sohawa.

According to the complainant, the chief officer along with his 15 men rode his men to an unknown place in his car. He accused that the chief officer snatched his mobile phone and also grabbed flexes worth Rs200,000. 

Meanwhile, quarrels among the front row leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf are another hallmark of the long march.

In a fresh such incident on Saturday evening, Hammad Azhar snatched the mic from Faisal Javed in the presence of Imran Khan at Ferozwala.

A video surfaced on social media showing party leaders Faisal Javed and Hammad Azhar were bickering over the microphone. 

Reporters Umar Dar and Amir Kiyani