• Thursday, October 02, 2014

'Cannot think of marriage before new Pakistan'

Dawn Online

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan clarified his bizarre remarks regarding marriage in his last speech, stating that he could not even think of getting married "till Naya Pakistan comes into existence".

Speaking to a cheering crowd of supporters, the PTI chairman addressed former president Asif Ali Zardari over his recent meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Khan lamented the fact that even though Zardari, during a telephonic conversation held with the PTI chief when he was bed-ridden due to an injury last year, had termed the May 2013 general elections as RO(Returning Officers)-elections he still accepted Nawaz Sharif as the legitimate prime minister.

The PTI chairman said containers cannot help the current rulers to save their seats and addressing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif he said that "your time is up Nawaz and you cannot stop the 'Naya Pakistan' from coming into being."

He also demanded that the routes blocked by the government should be opened for the poor and the containers be removed so that people could come to Islamabad's Red Zone.

He warned that a wheel-jam strike will be carried out across the country until Nawaz Sharif resigns.

Talking about civil disobedience, he said he would explain the concept to every one, on how a non-violent protests works.

Nelson Mandela had ordered this too, any country led by oppressors should carry out massive civil disobedience. He appealed to all Pakistanis to take their money out of the tax system from tomorrow onwards.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif tried Saturday to rally political support from rival and former President Asif Ali Zardari as protests demanding his resignation continued in front of the country's parliament.

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri have led thousands of supporters demonstrating outside the legislature this week calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to go.

The standoff has raised fears of possible military intervention in the country, which has seen three coups since its creation in 1947.

Published: 12:00 am Monday, August 25, 2014

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