'Tsunami' march: Imran threatens protest if Gilani fails to step down

Imran Khan says PTI will launch Pakistan's largest protest if prime minister refuses to accept disqualification.


Web Desk May 01, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Calling it a 'tsunami march', Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said the party will launch Pakistan’s largest protest against Gilani if he refuses to accept his disqualification, Express News reported on Tuesday.

“We will wait until the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) completes the process of Gilani’s disqualification, said Imran, adding his party doesn’t consider him the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Speaking during a press conference, Imran also acknowledged Gilani’s right to appeal against the court verdict and said that the party will respond only after all the legal processes are completed.

Gilani was convicted on April 26 with contempt of court charges for not writing a letter to reopen corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.

The chairman of PTI also said that he would talk to Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) only if their members resign from government in the centre and in Punjab.

Imran further announced that a three-member committee consisting of PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi, PTI President Javed Hashmi and Dr Arif Alvi has been formed to hold talks with leaders of different political parties regarding future course of action.

COMMENTS (71)

Abhi Sinha | 9 years ago | Reply

lol! we can sure of 2 things. 1. Gilani will not step down. 2. IK at his best will create ruckus destabilizing everything some hartal and jalsa will take place. good for scoring brownie points but not good for commoners.

Concerned | 9 years ago | Reply

Any Real Action of Sunammi Khan yet to be seen.

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