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Nation looking towards CJP, Imran Khan addresses long march participants through video link

Nation looking towards CJP, Imran Khan addresses long march participants through video link


Nation looking towards CJP, Imran Khan addresses long march participants through video link

WAZIRABAD (Dunya News) – Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Thursday urged Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Umar Ata Bandial to look into four things including FIR of Wazirabad attack, Azam Swati video scandal and brutal assassination of Arshad Sharif. 

The supporters of the PTI have resumed a march to the federal capital a week after the former premier was shot and injured at the public rally.

The marchers set off from the same place where Khan was shot on Nov. 3. The former cricket star, who is still recuperating from his injuries, will join the convoy once it’s closer to the capital in about two weeks.

Addressing long march participants in Wazirabad through video link, he said thieves have no relation with the religion and only care about concealing their theft. He said no action was taken over torture on PTI leader Shahbaz Gill and Senator Azam Swati, adding that whatever is happening in the country is bringing bad name to the country across the world.

The former PM while raising question on presence of pictures of slain journalist Arshad Sharif said that his mother is not being provided the postmortem report despite repeated demands.

“I knew the plan. The plot was prepared in September,” Khan told his supporters, without presenting any evidence for his claims. “The march will just get strengthened after this incident.”

Khan has described the shooting as an “assassination attempt” and blamed Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah for being behind the attack. 

Khan was ousted in April in a no-confidence vote in Parliament, but he says his removal was unlawful and a conspiracy by his political opponents orchestrated by the United States, a charge denied by both Washington and Sharif.

Khan’s protest convoy started from Lahore two weeks ago with Khan and thousands of his supporters – in trucks, cars or on foot – marching toward Islamabad for what was to be an open-ended rally until his demands were met.

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Earlier, speaking to a delegation of journalists, the PTI chairman lambasted the incumbent government, said he is not desperate to fasten his long march, but that the rulers in Islamabad are.

Imran said that the leaders opposed the EVMs because they knew that he [Imran] will defeat them. “If I had to approach the establishment for help, so why I talked about the EVMs. I don’t need the support of the establishment, but the PML-N and PPP, added the former premier.

Slamming the PML-N supremo and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Imran said that efforts underway to ensure the return of Nawaz, adding that he [Nawaz] is fond of playing with his own umpires.

Continuing to take a swipe at the government, Imran said that rules are delaying the elections as they are feared of his [Imran’s] increasing popularity. Saying that he merely wants the transparent elections, Imran added that the conduction of transparent elections is the only solution to all the problems, which the country is facing.