PTI to take peace caravan to Waziristan by late September: Imran Khan

PTI to show government that those being killed in the name of 'war on terrorism' are innocent, says Imran Khan.

Ema Anis July 14, 2012

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) will take a peace caravan to Waziristan, a place engulfed by militancy and security operations, by late September, announced party chief Imran Khan during a rally in Peshawar on Saturday.

“We will take representatives of human rights organisations and the media with us. We will march for peace,” said Khan, adding that the party wants to show the government that ‘innocent people’ are being killed in the area.

According to Khan, the party is holding protests to force the government to come out of the US war. “This is not our war, this is not Pakistan’s war,” Khan said as the participants started chanting the famous slogan of “Amreeka ka jo yaar hai, ghaddar hai, ghaddar hai (Those who are friends with the US are traitors)”. Khan added that the government is fighting the war for dollars.

The party chief also called on President Asif Ali Zardari to “bring back his Rs1 billion from Switzerland”.

“If you try to destroy the Supreme Court to save your looted money, then the tsunami march will reach there as well,” Khan warned and went on to bash the newly elected Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf. “Raja Rental, end this loadshedding. This is because of your theft and ineligibility that people are suffering.”

Khan also targeted the major political party of the province, the Awami National Party (ANP). “We had high hopes from you, but you also became a pawn of Zardari and started looting along.”


Zafar Mehmood Khattak | 11 years ago | Reply

"Peace Cor vanes is the only way to show that innocent people are being killed there in wazirastan"

Zafar Mehmood Khattak | 11 years ago | Reply

"so called the peace march" Is the only way to show that innocent people are being killed there in wzstan, you can not do all this by all alone Mr. Imran, please set with the different political parties, even with the PML (N) and MQM, try to make one point agenda on war on terror, try convence all of them to take part in this peace march under the flag of pakistan, not under any specific flag.

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