CHITRAL: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday said that peace could not be restored in Pakistan unless the rulers opted out of the so-called war on terror.
Addressing a big public gathering at the Polo Ground here, he said the people of Pakistan wanted change and his party would bring it after coming into power. “Nobody can stop the tsunami. It will wash away all of our adversaries,” he declared.
PTI leaders Jehangir Tareen, Pervez Khattak, Masood Sharif Khattak, Asad Qaiser and others also spoke on the occasion. He said he would go to Waziristan along with human rights activists and journalists to ascertain whether terrorists were being killed or innocent civilians in the US drone attacks. “Apart from the PTI, no other political party could dare visit Waziristan. We will go there to find out the truth,” he reiterated.
The PTI chief said it was his third visit to Chitral. “I have come here twice through the Lowari Top. And this time I have come via Lowari Tunnel. Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari would never dare come here using the Lowari Tunnel,” he opined.
He said water was seeping through the Lowari Tunnel and it could crumble anytime. “The government has not spent a penny on the Lowari Tunnel in the last four years and instead shifted funds meant for it to Larkana and Multan,” Imran Khan alleged.
He said that Gilgit developed considerably due to the construction of the Karakoram Highway. “Alas, we didn’t have honest leaders, Chitral would have developed a lot had the Lowari Tunnel been built,” he lamented.