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Former PM Imran vows to bring 3m people to Islamabad later this month


Imran Khan addresses his party supporters in Abbottabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Sunday. Twitter photos

Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said that he would lead at least three million people in his march on Islamabad later this month and that the government would not be able to stop him by installing shipping containers on the roads.

Addressing a public meeting of his party at the College Ground in Abbottabad on Sunday afternoon, Imran said that his opponents claim that the summer heat would not allow people to leave their homes to march on Islamabad, but he believes that heat cannot deter brave youth and sisters.

Imran said he has a belief in Pakistanis that they would stand with him against the “Imported government.” He said the people of Abbottabad proved that the nation was standing against the "Mir Jaffar” and "Mir Saddiq” of this era. Imran said he would announce the date for the march after May 20.

The former prime minister said that current rulers had taken power after collaborating with the US but the Pakistani nation would never accept them.

He said he never wanted to join the US war on terror and was holding negotiations with Russia for the import of fuel and wheat at cheaper rates.

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"The Americans did not want a prime minister (in Pakistan). They wanted a head of the country like Musharaff, who surrender on a single phone call. They wanted a cherry-blossom, who polishes shoes, who says that beggars are not chooser.”

Imran then used strong language against Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif. "If you believe that for you we would be enslaved to the United States, don’t be misled,” he said.

He said that when he gave call for the march, the entire nation would arrive in Islamabad to give messgat the "imported government not acceptable.”

Imran said that ever since the new government had taken power the prices of food items had gone up and that TV journalists should go out to know what people say.

Imran accused the media of accepting bribes and said that it was not highlighting the issue of inflation after his ouster as it did before.

Earlier, addressing the rally Awami Muslim League (AML) chief and former interior minister, Sheikh Rahseed Ahmad, said that all the political parties were ready for fresh election except Asif Ali Zardari and his PPP.

Sheikh Rasheed has given a strategic guideline to his coalition party (PTI) workers and participants of the Long March.

Rasheed stressed holding early elections if Pakistan is to be saved. He declared the PTI’s current campaign against the sitting government of Shahbaz Sharif and his political partners a movement of “Do or die.”

Imran said he would never accept the slavery of the USA but ever serve Pakistan as my homeland and the nation as my people.

PTI chairman said he was going to make a deal with Russia to get oil and diesel at cheap prices and that was the reason he was ousted from power corridors.

NNI News Service

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