Khattak says he is not against Punjabis

November 03,2016

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PTI mission against corruption to continue

NOWSHERA: The Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pervaiz Khattak, on Wednesday said that he was not against the Punjabis as many of them were his friends. He said that Shahbaz Sharif ordered the police to attack him and the PTI activists as they were trying to reach Islamabad to meet their leader Imran Khan.

He expressed these views while addressing the thanksgining rally of the PTI at the Parade Ground.Pervaiz Khattak wished had Imran not asked them to go back, they would have staged a tamasha and forced down the friends of Modi, whom he called thieves and tyrants. He said the FC personnel were brought face-to-face with them, who were also Pathans and wished they should have thrown down their weapons and lamented how their salaries were increased to motivate them to halt the caravan.

He said that “dacoit Shahbaz Sharif” telephoned him to inquire about his well-being. “I asked had he faced that much shelling, how would he have felt about that.”Khattak noted not Imran but the rulers had locked down Islamabad, whereas the PTI had unlocked Pakistan and showed to the nation the black faces of the Sharifs. He alleged the Sharifs had no interests in Pakistan, having their wealth and businesses abroad as they were a security risk and could undermine even the army to protect their vested interests.

Earlier, talking to reporters at the Kernal Sher Khan Interchange in Swabi before leaving for Islamabad, he said his party mission to eliminate corruption from Pakistan would continue despite the use of force on the protesters.He said his party had always demanded an impartial and independent commission to probe the PanamaLeaks issue.

He said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders were reluctant to start an investigation into the allegation and were employing delaying tactics in setting the Terms of Reference (ToRs). “The government’s reluctance forced Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to launch a protest campaign,” he said, adding that the Supreme Court’s decision on the issue would help settle it.

Pervaiz Khattak alleged that the rulers were utilising state resources against unarmed protesters who were demanding answers from the rulers for their corruption.

His party avoided a collision course to protect the workers, he said, adding that the news of death of two workers was not true. However, he added, several workers sustained injuries when the state used force against them.

The chief minister said the common man started resisting the rulers for the first time in the country’s history. “The PTI would take this task to a logical conclusion. The rulers will be made accountable and the stolen money will be recovered,” he added.


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