Imran rejects dialogue offer; says negotiations only after long march
10 August, 2014
ISLAMABAD: While reiterating not to negotiate anything with the government before the 'Azadi March', Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Saturday directed his party workers to hold Sharif family accountable for anything happened to him.
The PTI chief termed the National Security Conference held on Saturday as "merely a photo session" and said that he stands by his party decision not to participate in it. He said the conference was aimed at exploiting issues of national security for political purposes. "I also ask leaders of all political parties to come up with a clear stance whether they stand by monarchy or democracy," Imran said.
"The PM during the NSC meeting attempted to prove that the PTI stands isolated," Khan said, adding that his party would show its strength on August 14. "No one can stop us. The march will take place and we are not going to budge from our stance," he vowed.
Imran warned that if the Punjab government continued with its fascist policy of preventing PAT workers from exercising their democratic right of protest, the PTI would be compelled to re-examine its options during its core committee meeting planned for Sunday (today) to formulate a strategy to tackle the situation. The PTI chairman promised that his part's delegation would visit Minhajul Quran Secretariat on commemoration of the day of mourning today (Sunday).
He said the government had disrupted the whole country by closing major arteries, petrol pumps, CNG stations and all means of transportation through an autocratic model of governance. He said the PTI would expose on Monday all those involved in rigging the 2013 general polls.