ISLAMABAD: Slamming the prime minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif for her veiled threat against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf supporters, PTI chairman Imran Khan said it is everyone’s democratic right to chant “Go Nawaz Go.”
“It is our democratic right to chant slogans against the government. However, it is undemocratic to beat up people who are protesting,” the PTI chief said, during his rally in Mianwali, while referring to the Wazirabad incident on October 1 when a PML-N MPA beat up people as they chanted the viral slogan.
“I won’t mind if people chant Go Imran Go,” Imran said, claiming he does not understand why the chant bothers the PML-N leadership.
Beaming with pride at the “sea” of people present at his rally, Imran mockingly asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to mobilise 30 per cent of the people present for his own rally. “If you are able to gather 30 per cent of these people then we will consider that you (PM Nawaz) did not rig elections.”
Reiterating that he will not end his ongoing sit-in, the PTI chief asked the premier not to resign right now so he can “awaken” the rest of the nation.
Further, Imran thanked the people of his hometown, Mianwali for their constant support and for paving his way into the National Assembly.
“When no one supported me you did,” he said, adding, “I could never forget what the people of Mianwali have done for me.”
Earlier today, while talking to media representatives in Bani Gala before leaving for Mianwali, the PTI chief announced that he’ll be holding a rally in Larkana on November 21.
“VIP culture is being eliminated gradually,” the PTI chief said, adding the government was forced into reducing the price of petrol and not increasing electricity rates due to the pressure created by the sit-ins on the government.
“This is better than winning any election.”
Following in PTI’s steps, Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri also announced that he will be spreading his movement and will hold rallies in Faisalabad on October 12 and at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore on October 19.