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Demand to divide Sindh seems like a fixed match: Imran

07 January, 2014

HYDERABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan talking to the media persons at Hyderabad Airport.
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HYDERABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan, on Monday said that the demand for a separate province in Sindh appeared to be a fixed match.

Addressing a public gathering here, Imran Khan said, "I apologise for not visiting Sindh. Some people are talking about splitting Sindh into two parts. But we are here to promote unity among the provinces.

He said: "PTI is not a party of any particular province. We represent the whole country. Some people are talking about dividing Sindh, but we talk about the unity of Pakistan and its people."

Imran Khan said there should not be any division on the basis of Sindh, Punjab, Pakhtun and Baloch, but only on the basis of oppressed and oppressors.He said that Sindh was the most oppressed land of all and the PTI was here to get it out of the jaws of oppressors. He ensured the people of Sindh that Kalabagh or any other dam could not be built until a consensus was hammered out amongst the federating units.

"The people of Sindh are oppressed and they are subjected to more cruelties," he said and added that the PTI tsunami, which started from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, had stopped in the Punjab due to rigging.

The PTI chief reiterated his stance that Pakistan would not prosper unless the country came out of the US war againstterror. He said that no foreigner was ready to invest in Pakistan and jobs could not be created without investment. "We accepted the May 11 elections for the sake of continuation of democracy. But we did not accept rigging. Any doubt we had about the rigging in May 11 elections stands cleared after witnessing such a massive gathering."

Police, he said, had been depoliticised in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province under the PTI government. "Water is going to be a big crisis in the coming years," he noted.Imran said that his party would not allow rigging in the coming local bodies elections. He pledged that the PTI would set up a system of justice in the society for everyone. He lamented that the people of minority Hindu community were leaving Pakistan due to lack of justice.

Earlier, Imran Khan said the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-S (JUI-S) President Maulana Samiul Haq should be given the opportunity to hold a dialogue with the Taliban. "It is for the first time that Samiul Haq has been approached to talk to the Taliban in order to seek an end to hostilities," he said while talking to the media at the Hyderabad Airport on Monday.

Imran was accompanied by the PTI leaders, including Jehangir Tareen, Shah Mehmood Qureshi and others.Meanwhile, Imran Khan said that masses had attached great hopes with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman for playing a role in initiating a peace dialogue with the Taliban but he could not deliver on this count. "Fazl's party was in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government from 2002 to 2007 but why they did not talk to the Taliban then," he questioned.

The PTI chief said the US sabotaged the negotiation process with the Taliban by killing Hakimullah Mehsud in a US drone attack.He said that the federal government should block the Nato supply for building pressure on the US government, adding that the PML-N was following double standards of the former government on the US drone attacks.


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