PTI peace march: No permission, says political agent

Published: October 5, 2012
Political agent says PTI's peace march will not be allowed in Kotkai area due to security threats. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Political agent says PTI's peace march will not be allowed in Kotkai area due to security threats. PHOTO: AFP/FILE


The political agent of South Waziristan said that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) ‘Peace March’ to the agency’s Kotkai area will not be allowed due to security threats. The political agent told The Express Tribune that the rally led by Imran Khan’s party was dubbed a peace march and hopefully there will be no resistance from the PTI’s side regarding the decision.

He warned that the security situation was not fit to host such a big rally and the decision to not allow it was taken at his own level without any federal government involvement.

Meanwhile, intelligence sources claimed PTI will not be allowed to be on the Chashma-DI Khan bridge, adding that police officials in the area were under threat and would be unable to provide security.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 5th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (14)

  • Haroon
    Oct 5, 2012 - 10:03AM

    A Pakistani is not allowed to hold a peace rally in his country. What a shame. Government should first accept that they have totally failed in making peace and only then disallow parties to hold peace rallies.Recommend

  • Mophammad Ali Siddiqui
    Oct 5, 2012 - 10:16AM


    Don’t try to be sentimental.

    You have to look your for your security first rather than holding a Jalsa at Waziristan.


  • @ishiPTI
    Oct 5, 2012 - 10:17AM

    Whatsoever, I’m going to attend Imran Khan’s Peace March to END this insane war.


  • watchtower
    Oct 5, 2012 - 11:02AM

    PTI knew this but IK always tries to create storm in a tea cup.


  • Enlightened
    Oct 5, 2012 - 11:54AM

    Good decision.


  • ihtisham
    Oct 5, 2012 - 12:42PM

    The pak govt is scared of america & now making excuses to stop the peace march. PTI shaheens will reach there, whatever happens.


  • Altaf hussain
    Oct 5, 2012 - 1:04PM

    this news is filed by whom, no correspondent means that it is not authentic ?Recommend

  • Asad khan
    Oct 5, 2012 - 1:49PM

    who is filed this story? there is no correspondent, it means the news story is fake?Recommend

  • Naveed Javed
    Oct 5, 2012 - 2:50PM

    The attention-gathering at its best!Recommend

  • Oct 5, 2012 - 3:15PM

    Holding a peace rally in the restive South Waziristan Agency without the permission of Political administration is a risky business. Ik has dissolved party organisations whereas next general election are few months away.It is time that he focuses more attention on holding elections at all tiers of PTI. With a strong party organisation, PTI will easily mobilize young and hitherto disinterested voters to cast their vote for changing the statuesque which has created a rot in the political system.


  • Hasnain Ali
    Oct 5, 2012 - 10:44PM

    Why doesn’t Imran Khan make a “peace march” in Karachi where every day over 10 innocent persons lose their life in target killing?????
    Karachi is the largest city of Pakistan and is called Mini-Pakistan.
    The killings in Karachi are much more than those in all tribal areas.Recommend

  • peace for all
    Oct 5, 2012 - 10:47PM

    This rally is sentential to establish the our sovereignty . But regret to say that Govt taken steps as opponent this cause.


  • nay sayer
    Oct 6, 2012 - 12:25AM

    POLICE shud be at threat… the largest corrupt network of Pakistan ,,, they are at threat by al those effectees for last 60 years … and who provided PTI safety at QUETTA visit .. nt police? but god and the ppl who feel pain of others


  • Oct 7, 2012 - 10:02AM

    It is not possible to go to waziristan with 100000 people bcaz koktai is a very small and don,t have the capacity 50000 people nor parking is there and and also such a strong protected area where no one can go without permision.imran bhai don,t try this you will go to waziristan


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