Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan will visit the flood-hit areas of D G Khan and Rajanpur on Monday and address the party workers there, officials said.
The PTI chairman is also due to visit Jacobabad to inquire after the homeless people in the city.
Neither Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) President Nawaz Sharif nor Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif have so far visited the flood-ravaged areas of South Punjab.
Hill torrents from Koh-e-Suleman have devastated the two districts, leaving thousands of people displaced.
South Waziristan visit
Meanwhile, speaking to reporters at Charsadda, Imran Khan said that his tour to South Waziristan has been finalised for October 6 and 7.
The party chairman said that he will be visiting the war-torn area with human rights workers and journalists and will show the world that innocent tribesmen and women are falling prey to drone strikes.
He added that locals from the area believe in peace and are not terrorists.
The PTI chief said that much to the ignorance of the current leadership, the country is in a state of anarchy and the price hike is an additional burden on the common man. The party’s vice chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi also condemned the rise in fuel prices.
He stated that it was extremely unfair to increase fuel prices on a weekly basis, saying that this will put the life of citizens in a greater crisis.
Internal party matters
Speaking on matters within PTI, Imran Khan said that those who wanted to blackmail the party should leave it.
He added that a party ticket will only be awarded to those who have been elected by workers from within the organisation through party elections, as he strongly advocates upholding democratic principles within the organisation.
with additional reporting by our correspondent in Charsadda
Published in The Express Tribune, September 17th, 2012.