SIALKOT: Bashing Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for sharing power amongst family members, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said PTI will be a party where anyone can become the leader.
Imran was addressing a well attended rally in Sialkot on Friday.
The PTI Chairman further criticised PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif, saying the Raiwand native could not “gather support of young people by giving away free laptops to them.”
“Nawaz, let it go; your turn is over,” he mocked.
Repeating his stance against corruption, Imran said he will bring forward “a match-winning team” which will transform Pakistan into the country envisioned by the Quaid-e-Azam.
“PTI will stop the current ‘Samjhauta Express’ of corruption,” he added.
Praising local government system of pre-British India, Imran said PTI will introduce a similar system which will make people independent. “There will be no qabza group, no patwari and there will be in place a brilliant education, health and justice system,” Imran claimed.
PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that all those who chose to join PTI will soon see their decision vindicated.
Qureshi said that the nation’s need for change and the current turmoil were resulting in greater support for the PTI.
“Today’s rally has proven that the tsunami was getting stronger and the only reason behind this is people’s lack of trust in the ruling parties,” Qureshi exclaimed.
Responding to the accusations by Leader of the Opposition Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, PTI Punjab President Ahsan Rasheed mockingly asked whether people gathered for the rally were “brought here by the Army or the ISI.”
Rasheed also refuted the claim that former DG ISI Ahmed Shuja Pasha had ever backed PTI.
PTI President Javed Hashmi, Central Information Secretary Shafqat Mehmood, Central Secretary General Dr Arif Alvi and other central, provincial and local leaders were also present at the rally.
According to sources, more than 50,000 people attended the rally.