Nawaz will be responsible if 'third-force' steps in after Islamabad lockdown: Imran

PTI chief says government will face severe consequences if it tries to stop his workers from protest

News Desk October 23, 2016
PTI chief says government will face severe consequences if it tries to stop his workers from protest. PHOTO SOURCE: TWITTER (@aa_cheema)

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be responsible if a “third-force” stepped into power as a result of his upcoming lockdown of the federal capital on November 2.

“One person will be responsible if democracy is derailed,” Imran said while referring to the PM as he addressed media personnel outside his Bani Gala residence. Although the cricketer-turned-politician did not name the ‘third force’, his statement seemed to refer to the military establishment.

With PML-Q on its side, PTI hopes to win over PAT

Imran accused the government of defaming Pakistan Army on the pretext of PTI’s protest. “In a democratic country prime minister is accountable to the people, however, Nawaz only wants to save his wealth.”

Panama Papers are not accusations but evidence of prime minister’s corruption, the PTI leader claimed. Taking a jibe at Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Imran said: “Those who call themselves opposition are defending Nawaz to save their own faces.”

Commenting on the hearing of Panamagate Scandal in the Supreme Court on November 1, the party chairman said while the apex court may sentence the prime minister, the PTI was only demanding Nawaz’s resignation for a fair investigation.

“Protest is our democratic right and the government will have to face severe consequences if it tries to stop us,” the PTI chief warned.

The PTI on Saturday won ‘unconditional support’ of the PML-Q for its Nov 2 sit-in in the federal capital. Together the two parties decided to approach the Pakistan Awami Tehreek of Dr Tahirul Qadri, which, 'is likely to join the protest'.


Nadia | 4 years ago | Reply Dharna is being staged by PTI, not Nawaz Sharif. Then when is Imran shifting responsibility on Nawaz Sharif. Performance of this government is much better as compared to previous one. Various macro-economic indicators show the improvement. This protest is baseless.
ejaz | 4 years ago | Reply Imran Khan is backed by the third force. Imran Khan cannot take such a big step without backing of Establishment.
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