PTI boycott: Khattak barred from attending

PTI chief asks that he should be told that under which law govt confiscated motorcycles of hundreds of people


Our Correspondent August 08, 2014

ISLAMABAD:


The head of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan has barred Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak from attending the National Security Conference, citing the illegal steps taken by government against the workers of Pakistan Awami Tehreek and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.


“All these acts carried out by PML-N are against democratic norms, they are behaving like monarchs,” Imran told Express News.

“We have asked K-P chief minister to not participate in the security conference, scheduled for Saturday, as the government has already started taking illegal and unconstitutional steps against peaceful protesters, which shows the dictatorial mindset of the rulers,” said Imran.

He was of the opinion that the government has resorted to a massive crackdown across Punjab against the workers of PAT and PTI. “Government has no right to react in such a violent way against peaceful protests. It has blocked all the roads and confiscated motorcycles of hundreds of common citizens, which is against the law,’ the PTI chief maintained.

Imran said: “PTI is protesting peacefully, it has not broken any law and it’s their lawful right to protest against the injustices done by the government.”

“Even in Musharraf’s tenure such gruesome acts weren’t carried out,” said Imran, warning that the PTI workers will not bow down against the government and will stand firm no matter what.

The PTI chief asked that he should be told that under which law the government has confiscated the motorcycles of hundreds of people and why has the capital been barricaded.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 9th, 2014.

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COMMENTS (29)

Azam Khan | 6 years ago | Reply

@Muslim Leaguer: You and your party are real democrats. Nawaz is not even worth a drone. I wouldn't even waste a drone on him. How would you like it if some one said the same thing for your father or your brother.

Imad Shah | 6 years ago | Reply @Adnan Siddiqi: "The end is just about nigh for this imbecile".... wah bai proper Shakespeare walli English. I donated money to this Azadi march. I am an overseas Pakistani, I Love Pakistan and before Imran Khan many people like me were not interested in Pakistani politics. In Imran Khan we see hope, for the last two decades or so PML and PPP have had their chance to improve Pakistan but they failed. Imran Khan, if nothing else, atleast will inshallah fight against corruption and fight for justice. we don't need Nawaz, whose hands shake when he is reads from a pre prepared speech at the white house, we don't need Altaf's politics, we dont need Bilawal buttos federation speeches. Inshallah Imran khan will bring about a positive change where by the country can move forward again since 1960s.
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