The sit-ins of Pakistan Awami Tehreek led by Dr Tahir ul Qadri was finished after Qadri’s call at the 70th day, however, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan declared on Tuesday to expand his party’s protest till prime minister leaves the Office.
“I won’t leave this container until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns and an independent investigation into rigging in the 2013 elections is held,” Imran made an announcement during his Tuesday’s speech.
He said that accountability was indispensable regarding rigging in order to reform the system before electoral reforms which would be invalid if those who rigged in last general elections were not taken into trail.
“A government was formed as a result of rigged elections in violation of the constitution while we are still being denied justice,” Imran deplored.
Mr. Khan said that his party would approach the Supreme Court against the Election Commission of Pakistan for its not uploading the Form 14 and 15, which contain result sheets of a polling station, on its website.
Mentioning Ayaz Sadiq, Imran said how long will he delay recounting of votes in his constituency. “I won’t leave this place until the audit of votes starts.”
Mr. Sadiq had won in a Lahore constituency against Imran in the last year’s elections.
“What is this drama that you are not accepting our resignations? You should accept the resignations because we don’t recognize you and your assembly,” said Imran.
While addressing, the PTI chief asked the government to reduce prices of diesel and petrol by Rs15 per liter in line with the decline in oil prices in the international market.
He explained that the prices of petroleum products directly affect the prices of other commodities and people should be aware of this. “This is an additional tax which the government is imposing on the people.”
Moreover, Imran Khan also asked the people of Islamabad to get ready for a protest demonstration in front of the head offices of Pemra against its suspending the license of ARY News channel.
Condemning the government he said that the rulers had dented democracy by banning the channel.