Rawalpindi (Staff Report/Agencies): PTI Chairman Imran Khan says that hat his party has decided not to remain part of the current political system and will resign from all the assemblies.
“Instead of marching towards Islamabad, we have decided not to be part of this political system. We have decided to quit all the assemblies and get out of this corrupt system,” the former prime minister said at his first address to public gathering in Rawalpindi’s “Haqeeqi Azadi march” after being injured in a gun attack earlier this month.
Imran Khan once again demanded a free and fair elections in the country saying economic stability links with political stability.
“When I was leaving for Rawalpindi from Lahore, everyone advised me against travelling due to wounds in my leg,” he said at the start of his first address to public gathering in Rawalpindi’s “Haqeeqi Azadi march” after being injured in a gun attack earlier this month.
Imran said families like Sharifs and Zardaris are responsible for weakening Pakistan’s institutions in a bid to protect their “looted wealth”.
Imran Khan deplored that he had failed in one thing during his 3.5 years of government, which he said was to bring the powerful under the law. He lamented that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and other institutions were not truly under his control and received orders from behind from somewhere else.
“The ones who had control never gave an order [to proceed with investigations]. Instead of putting them (criminals) in jails, they (the establishment) were making deals with them.”
“Establishment was not part of conspiracy but they did not stop their [then opposition] conspiracy to come to power.”
The former prime minister reached Rawalpindi through a chartered plane that landed at the Nur Khan Air base and arrived in Rawalpindi via helicopter.
PTI’s social media also shared a video of the helicopter carrying Imran to Rawalpindi.
PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said the party’s demand for fresh elections isn’t undemocratic and the coalition government should announce elections date as “this is the only solution.”
Earlier the day, Regional Police Officer Nasir Mehmood Dasti and Commissioner Saqib Manan visited the long march venue to review the security managements.
SSP Operations and CPO Rawalpindi briefed the officials over the security arrangements in place. The RPO also inspected the security around the stage and visited the duty checkpoints on Murree road.
On Friday, The deputy commission of Rawalpindi has granted conditional permission to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for holding a public rally in Faizabad area of Rawalpindi on November 26.
The notification, which lists 56 conditions for holding the rally, said that the PTI is allowed to stage a public gathering in the Faizabad area of Rawalpindi.
The DC said that the Faizabad should be vacated on the night of November 26 as the England team is set to reach Rawalpindi for the three-match Test series against Pakistan.
The PTI has been directed to use the prescribed routes for the rally, while the PTI chief has been barred from using sunroof car before and after the public gathering.
As per the notification, Imran Khan has been asked to use bullet-proof stage while addressing the gathering in Rawalpindi. It has also barred the PTI workers and supporters from staying in the Allama Iqbal Park.
Saying the jalsa administration will be responsible for any loss of life during the gathering, the notification said that the use of drone cameras will not be allowed.
Earlier this month, PTI Chairman Imran Khan halted his party’s “Haqeeqi Azadi march” towards Islamabad. He also urged all party workers and supporters to participate.
“The nation gets real freedom when there is justice,” Khan said in a recorded message shared on Twitter, adding that when justice is ensured the nation prospers.
The former prime minister further added that PTI would continue its struggle until Pakistan get real freedom.