LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s chief Imran Khan on Tuesday said that an open invitation had been given to all political parties to participate in his party’s peace march to North Waziristan. The goal of the march is to express solidarity with those who face drone attacks and suffer as a result of them, Imran added. While addressing a press conference, Imran said Pakistan was laying down human sacrifices so that America’s so-called war on terror could go on. He went on to say that the war was instigating extremism, sectarian killing and was causing a huge blow to the economy of Pakistan in the process. Imran disclosed that hundreds of media representatives and civil activists from abroad want to cover the peace march but the Pakistani government is not issuing visas to them.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 26th, 2012.