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October 31, 2016



PTI is Pathan and if we become rebels some other slogan will be raised: KP CM

NOWSHERA/SWABI: Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Pervaiz Khattak on Sunday said he, along with thousands of leaders and workers of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), would reach Banigala and participate in the sit-in on November 2.He said the PTI is Pathan and if they were stopped, they would rebel, knock down everything and raise some other slogan.

He said that they would show the federal government how they would be able to bring Imran Khan out of Banigala.Addressing a public gathering in his hometown Manki Sharif, he asked the superior judiciary to take note of the federal government’s coercive tactics against the PTI workers and leaders.

Provincial Ministers Mian Jamsheduddin Kakakhel, Shah Farman, Member National Assembly Dr Imran Khattak, members provincial assembly Idrees Khattak, Mian Khaliqur Rehman, Nowshera District Nazim Liaquat Khattak, Riaz Khan Advocate and others also spoke on the occasion.

A large number of people attended the meeting.Pervaiz Khattak said that the federal government was preventing the people of their democratic and constitutional rights to attend the sit-in in Islamabad by blocking roads and motorways.

“Thousands of PTI leaders and workers in my leadership will start the march from the Swabi Interchange for Islamabad and see who could dare stop us,” the chief minister threw a challenge to the opponents.

He warned the Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif against the use of coercive tactics, vowing that the PTI leaders and workers would converge on Islamabad despite all odds to participate in the sit-in on November 2.

“The containers placed by the federal government on roads would be removed by the PTI workers and the march on Islamabad could not be stopped by anyone,” he added.The chief minister said that leaders and workers of the PTI had taken to the streets to press Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for offering himself for accountability.

The chief minister said that they had launched the protest against those who looted the national kitty and siphoned off the ill-gotten money abroad. “The campaign will continue till our objectives are achieved,” he added.

Earlier, addressing a gathering at a camp set up near the Indus River Bridge in Swabi, Khattak said that it was the moral obligation of the prime minister to offer himself for accountability after the Panama Papers leaks.

He questioned: “For how long will the prime minister continue to plunder the nation?” Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, KP Health Minister Shahram Khan Tarakai said the prime minister should tender his resignation and face accountability.

About the Islamabad incident, they said that the PTI workers had committed nothing wrong but they were beaten up and sent to prisons.They said it was the constitutional and democratic right of every citizen to hold protest and demand his rights.