Imran walks out of press conference over tough issues – Breaking News – The Nation
PESHAWAR – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Imran Khan said on Friday that he had not reached any agreement with any neighborhood or government but had ended the long march in Islamabad to avoid further damage and bloodshed.
During the long march which ended on Thursday morning, Khan announced a six-day warning for the government to announce the date of the elections or else the PTI will also bring three million marchers back to the federal capital.
Khan spoke at a press conference in Peshawar the day after his ‘azadi march’ ended. Flanked by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister Mahmood Khan and PTI leader Atif Khan, the former prime minister said: “There was anger among the people because of the actions of the police during the long march. , which is why the country could have plunged into chaos in case we continue with the long march as announced earlier.
He also defended the participation of the KP chief minister in the long march. “The PTI leader is a Pakistani citizen who has the right to protest against the government,” he said, referring to Home Minister Rana Sanaullah’s recent media statement that the federal government would file a legal action against the CM for his participation.
He also criticized the [federal] government for what he called a brutal crackdown on protesters and said Rana Sanaullah used police officers of his choice to harshly treat PTI workers.
He also said his “jihad” would continue against the government and that he planned to stage a march again in the next six days. However, he warned that this time his activists would not be arrested as protest was their right.
He said, however, that negotiations with the government were possible, provided that snap elections were held in June.
Later, the PTI leader, while addressing the media in Mardan after offering his condolences to the family of Syed Ahmed Shah, who fell from Attock Bridge during the PTI’s ‘independence march’ , said the sacrifices of the martyrs of true freedom will not go in vain.
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mehmood Khan and others were present on the occasion.
He said that the children of the martyrs of the independence march will be taken care of as much as possible. He said that the martyrs of the Long March have gone down in history and we are proud of this sacrifice.
Imran Khan ensured full financial support for the children of the deceased. He said PTI is on the ground to free the nation from the rotten shackles of 75 year slavery.
PTI President Imran Khan walked out of his press conference midway through Friday after a reporter asked hard-hitting questions about his party’s governance and role on social media.
The journalist suggested to the ousted prime minister that the governance of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was not up to par and that the province’s chief minister, Mahmood Khan, had himself taken responsibility for media-related affairs.