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Imran warned PLM-N of consequences if they sabotaged the PTI's protest

14 December, 2014

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LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan warned the PML-N that any attempt to sabotage the PTI's protest would be responded with full force.He said that a judicial commission could be formed within 48 hours if the government was "serious" for talks with his party.

Addressing his workers and volunteers, Khan reiterated that his party would not withdraw its main demand for the audit of May 2010 elections. "We want to make it clear to Nawaz Sharif that we are not going to back out from our demands and that he will not be able to run the government," he said.

He called upon traders to support his party for change. But he clarified that no trader should be forced to shut down his business. The PTI chief also urged his supporters not to misbehave with the media teams and give safe passage to ambulances. "Media is a force in Pakistan. It has contributed significantly to promote democracy in the country," he said. He pledged that former Punjab law minister Rana Sanaullah would be put in jail for his role in Faisalabad clashes. "Gullos of Rana Sanaullah first tried to intimidate our workers and when they resisted, Gullos opened fire," he alleged.

Shireen Mazari had briefed the media on the men involved in the Faisalabad violence, he said, adding that Rana Sanaullah should be jailed.

Meanwhile, the PTI announced that it would shut down 18 points of Lahore as part of its shutdown scheduled for Monday.

Announcing its plan for Lahore's strike, PTI leader Aleem Khan said that traffic would be blocked on all major thoroughfares, including Liberty, Charing Cross and the motorway from 7am.

According to details, the PTI leadership has selected 16 locations in Lahore to stage the protest. Imran Khan will also address the participants at six of the 16 locations.

The selected locations are Shahdara, Bhati Chowk, Shah Alam Circular Road, PMG Chowk, Babu Sabu, The Mall, GT Road, Shalimar, Mughalpura, Bhatta Chowk, Liberty Market, Akbar Chowk, Thokar Niaz Baig, Chungi Amar Sadhu, Jorray Pul, Bekhewal Morr, Mozang Chungi and High Court Chowk.

Meanwhile, PTI chief Imran Khan has said that peaceful protest, similar to the one in Karachi, will be staged in Lahore.

Separately, addressing a conference at NUML University, Imran Khan said that one should burn all bridges while embarking upon the journey to achieve something big.

He said that the country was suffering from two parallel education systems, adding that if he comes into power, the PTI government would introduce a uniform education system across the country. He said that education was the backbone of any developed society, but in Pakistan, the government never gave importance to the most important issue.

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