ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan while condemning the fresh and first US drone attack in a settled area, Hangu, on Thursday announced to block NATO supply in Khayber Pakhtunkhawa (KP) Saturday.
He said supply will remain blocked until and unless US announce to stop drone strikes in Pakistan. He said masses should participate in the historic gathering on Saturday in Peshawar. He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should present his clear point of view regarding drone strikes.
He said government should shun double standards on drone strikes. He said KP cabinet meeting will be held soon to decide the closure of NATO supply at official level in KPK after the drone strike on seminary in Hangu.
Addressing a press conference along with Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Dr Shirin Mazari and other party leaders at PTI secretariat in Islamabad on Thursday, Imran khan said that the rulers should stop lying to nation, adding that this is defining moment for Pakistanis to decide whether they want to live with dignity or want to live as slaves.
He said Nawaz Sharif has become prime minister of the country for the third time but had read points before the US President from a piece of paper.
He said Nawaz has no courage to take up drone strikes issue in front of the US authorities in clear words.. He said that the honeymoon period of the government has ended, adding that PTI supported the government for six months. He said PTI would organize public gathering on Ring Road, adding that if government wants to close Nato supply from Balochistan the government should hand over Balochistan government to PTI.
Replying to a question he said PTI has not received $500 million from US, adding that it might be possible these were received in MMA period.
He said PTI has also invited Maulana Fazalur Rehman, adding that if the authority of the ordering air chief to shoot down drone strikes lies with the federal government and not with the chief minister.
He said first Jehadis were made while receiving money and now they are being killed while taking money. He said that there is unrest throughout the country but prime minister is visiting foreign countries.
He said the government is putting the burden of taxes on the masses every day, adding that there is no difference between the extortionists of Karachi and government. He said that for price spiral there is no need of finance minister in the country. He said PTI has legal right to stop Nato supply.
He said terrorism is a stumbling block in the way of foreign investment. Imran Khan strongly condemned drone attack in Hangu. He said that this is for the first time that drone strike has been carried out in a settled area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
He said that six people have been killed in the attack and their names and photos would be issued to the media. He said that drone attacks are war crimes and Peshawar High Court has already given its verdict in this regard.
He said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government will convene emergency meeting of the cabinet to discuss the issue of latest drone attack in the province.
Imran Khan termed Rawalpindi tragedy as part of international conspiracy.
“I ask a question from Nawaz Sharif have you adopted dual policies? People of Pakistan will no more accept such policies. The Prime Minister is busy in foreign visits while people are being killed from Peshawar to Karachi,” Khan said.
“Nawaz Sharif has not uttered a single word to condemn the US drone attacks… He must come up with a firm stand for the sovereignty of Pakistan and give up playing on the both sides of the wicket,” Khan observed.
“Today I feel ashamed for being a Pakistani for the away the politicians have dishonored Pakistan,” the PTI chief opined while pointing finger at PML-N ruling clique and their policies.
The PTI chief termed Rawalpindi tragedy as part of international conspiracy, and said the accident was also a result of Punjab government’s mismanagement.
“This is a decisive movement when we will have to see whether we are tissue papers of US or a sovereign nation…. Our party supported the PML-N in many stances but the honeymoon period is over now.”
Khan was unhappy over the outcome of APC which proposed talks with Taliban militants. “Anyone who speaks in support of peace talks is dubbed as pro-Taliban by the media.”
“PTI has been mandated to forge peace and end the US-led war in Pakistan,” Khan affirmed.