Imran Khan leads PTI's long march to Islamabad 

Imran Khan leads PTI's long march to Islamabad 

Lahore (Web Desk): Former premier Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan is leading his party's march towards Islamabad as it kicked off from Lahore's Liberty Chowk on Friday.

Addressing a public gathering at Liberty Chowk, the PTI chief said that unlike Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif, he was "not a runaway that would either sit quietly here or criticise the military in London".

"I will not go abroad. I will live and die here. I only want transparent elections. My people should decide who will rule the country," he added.

Imran said that Thursday's joint press conference by Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lt Gen Nadeem Ahmed Anjum and Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) DG Lt Gen Babar Iftikhar was more “political than Sheikh Rasheed”.

“DG ISI, when we criticise you, it is constructive and for your betterment. I am saying this again, I can say a lot and can respond to you. But I don’t want the institutions to get weak,” he asserted.

The former prime minister also countered that he never made any unconstitutional demands during “backdoor contacts”.

Khan said he keeps quiet for the sake of the country and the institutions as he did not want to "damage" Pakistan.

As per the reports, the march is expected to enter Islamabad on November 4 after passing through Kamonki, Gujranwala, Daska, Sumbrial, Lala Musa, Khariyan, Gujjar Khan and Rawalpindi.