ISLAMAABD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that he would not hold negotiations with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at any cost.
In an exclusive chat with SAMAA by phone, Khan deplored Prime Minister Sharif for using today’s national security conference for political objectives.
“Nawaz Sharif only spoke out political issues in the national security conference,” he pointed out.
“There is no difference between Nawaz Sharif and former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Both have assets and wealth abroad,” he stated.
He warned that government would be responsible for violence if their workers were forcefully stopped from joining Azadi March.
Khan’s statement came hours after the prime minister renewed his offer for talks with the PTI chief to resolve the current political issue.
Imran Khan's press statement
In a separate press statement, Chairman PTI Imran Khan has sent a strong message to PM Nawaz Sharif that it is now a struggle for democracy against Baadshahat. Khan said the Sharifs' attempts to stifle democracy and disrupt the whole country by closing major arteries, petrol stations and means of public transport will not work.
After PM Sharif's attempt to exploit an issue of national security for mere political purposes and photo op has proven that PTI's boycott of this farcical conference was absolutely correct.
After the PM's ridiculous and unsuccessful attempt to try and show that PTI is “isolated”, Khan said PTI will under no circumstance put forward our future course before arriving in Islamabad with the Azadi March on 14 August. The March will come to Islamabad regardless of the barriers the government is trying to put up.
Khan also reminded the nation about the anti-democratic antics of the PMLN and Sharifs including attacking the Supreme Court and destroying all institutions, merit and indulging in siphoning off billions of public money in personal funds.
Khan called on all parties to join the PTI fight for democracy against Baadshahat. No one can play both sides of the fence – the time has come to stand up and be counted: for democracy or for baadshahat. – SAMAA