SIALKOT / ISLAMABAD: The chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, on Tuesday said that his party will not allow rulers to hand over Raymond Davis, a US consular employee held over the killing of two Pakistanis, to the US.
Imran said this while talking to a delegation of PTI Sialkot which called on him at his Lahore office.
He said that his party will soon stage an anti-US long march in the country as a protest against the murders.
Imran also said that corrupt politicians will flee the country in a revolution that will shake the conscience of the masses soon, saying that the oppressed people of Pakistan are united over the real issues and desperate to avenge their frustration.
Those observed to be advocating foreign influence or pressure through the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other agencies have no contribution to make for the resolution of real issues like innocent killings through drone attacks, he said.
He termed the aid given to the government as a virus and said that it was not needed as it only helps the corrupt leaders who pocket it to stay in power while the masses are left to bear the burden of the war in the north.
Jamaat-e Islami issues warning over US prisoner
The Jamaat-e Islami (JI) accused the United States today of riding roughshod in the case of Raymond Davis and said it would hold protests if he is freed.
The party accused the United States of exerting “unprincipled and unlawful” pressure on Pakistan.
“Why is America hell bent on trampling on Pakistani law and its judicial system? We will forcefully protest if he is released without a court order,” Jamaat-e-Islami deputy chief Liaquat Baluch told Reuters.
Jamaat-e-Islami and other religious parties don’t win many votes in elections but are capable of organising large protests often seize on sensitive issues concerning the United States.
Earlier, the Pakistani Taliban and Jamaat-ud-Dawa also issued similar statements.