Anti-drone protests to continue till strikes halt completely: Imran Khan

Published: December 26, 2013
PTI chief says K-P government would put an end to power theft if PESCO was handed over to them. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD JAVAID/FILE

PTI chief says K-P government would put an end to power theft if PESCO was handed over to them. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD JAVAID/FILE

PESHAWAR: A day after a drone strike in North Waziristan killed four suspected militants, Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday defended his party’s stance against drone strikes and reaffirmed his resolve to continue their struggle till the strikes were stopped.

He was talking to reporters at the inauguration of the Right To Information (RTO) office here at Tasneem Plaza in Peshawar cantonment.

The PTI chief said the party’s stance on drones and the NATO supply was very clear, but peace could not be attained till the strikes halted completely.

He said the K-P government was the custodian of people’s trust and dreams and all promises made to them will be fulfilled.

Imran Khan said PTI was working on a policy of zero-tolerance towards corruption, inefficiency and VIP Culture.

He said the provincial government was working hard for the service of K-P and to attain peace and prosperity through development. The government’s goal was to introduce reforms for good governance and to bring social, economic and educational change for its people.

The main objective of the Right to Public Services Law 2013 is to improve service delivery, restore the confidence of masses in public offices and make government officials responsive to the needs of public.

Imran said PTI stood by the Pakthoons and was committed to addressing their problems.

Lauding sacrifices by the police, he said 700 policemen in K-P had been martyred in last six years in fight against terrorism.

On the subject of load-shedding, Khan said it was one of the major reasons behind the price hike and if PESCO was handed over to the K-P government, the move would not only put an end to power theft but help generate cheap electricity for people.

Chief Minister K-P Pervez Khattak and provincial ministers and office bearers of PTI were also present on the occasion.

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Reader Comments (13)

  • Voice
    Dec 26, 2013 - 9:49PM

    PTI needs to change its name to “Dharna party”, failed to play a role of constructive democratic party….believes on pressures groups format…it is why acknowledging criminals, terrorist groups formats works for it too….

    Who knows PTI is colluding with security institutions in making of “Police state”….. Recommend

  • Asad
    Dec 26, 2013 - 9:50PM

    US needs to increase intensity of targeted drone strikes as our government, both at the center and in the province seems incapable of understanding the dire security situation of this country….While the Talibans have made their intention very very clear by selecting Fazlulah as their chief, our government is still beating the drums for peace talks…Recommend

  • B
    Dec 26, 2013 - 9:52PM

    No he will continue his protests until he completely destroys the economy of at least the province he governs because appeasement to extremists certainly will do that. Why can’t he condemn those extremists unequivocally? Why must he act like their spokesperson rather than a national, mainstream leader that he was supposed to be?Recommend

  • Raza
    Dec 26, 2013 - 9:57PM

    And he again delivers. Those of knowledge will know just how a crucial the right of information bill is to a transparent government and democracy. And this isn’t just a regular Pakistani bill with loopholes but the draft for recognized by an international organization (I can’t recall the name). And those who have turned against Khan for his stance on drones should remember that it was in PTI’s manifesto that they would use the blockades of NATO supplies as a tool to halt drone attacks. He hasn’t changed his stance whatsoever and his staying true to his words after coming into power. So if you voted for him and are now complaining about his stance on nato supplies and national security then you are the one doing the “U-turn” because IK has been on the same page all along.


  • truth
    Dec 26, 2013 - 9:59PM

    IK needs to work closely with government to improve economic revival, not to suffer poor daily-wage earners…..He and his leadership is in billionairs club, Tarin, Qureshi all are affluent class beople enjoy lusts of life and fooling people as PPP and other parties did….

    it is said to see, Pakistan may lose its export market to many giants industries in US…

    Pakistani leadership is visionless…just play around “leg pulling politics”, blackmailing politics….


  • g
    Dec 26, 2013 - 10:13PM

    Keep protesting. See how much good that does.

    Go USA. Keep on droning.


  • MythicalCMD
    Dec 26, 2013 - 10:20PM

    And we’ll fight by your side for honour, over money, even if it ruins our standard of living. Freedom first.


  • Dec 26, 2013 - 10:38PM

    No matter what ! you got to give it to him. He’s consistent !


  • shahid
    Dec 26, 2013 - 10:40PM

    Don’t you understand that our politicans are good for nothing.Nawazsharif is waiting for his five years to be over like Zardari without making any decisions. Politicians have neeither the vision nor the will to deal with the existential threat to the country.Similarly General Kayani and Justice chaudri were collobarartors with the politicians. We need another military government badly.


  • polpot
    Dec 27, 2013 - 12:27AM

    IK should publish the anti drone Manifesto
    Supplies to retsart only when:
    1. drone attacks halted
    2. us removes the threat of sanctions on IP
    3. Refunds the 80 Bn USD that Pakistan has lost on the WOT.
    4. Grants green cards to 100000 Pakistanis every year.
    5. Any other demand.


  • Jibran
    Dec 27, 2013 - 1:03AM

    Imran khan should dissociate himself from the politics of Peshawar, and start acting like a National leader. Otherwise whenever PTI will try to do something in Lahore, Naan League will point to performance in Peshawar.


  • Kh
    Dec 27, 2013 - 1:17AM

    I wonder what will be your stance if you and your family was living that area.


  • John the Baptist
    Dec 27, 2013 - 1:33AM

    More brainless critique for no reason other than to put cold, reflexive hatred on full display. We know you hate Imran–no one gives a hoot. Is there anything else?


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