PTI ‘tigers’ to join Tahirul Qadri’s protest movement from Jan 18

  • Imran Khan hits at "highly politicised" Punjab police at Islamabad presser
  • On Dec 30, PAT chairman Tahirul Qadri had announced to launch countrywide anti-PML-N campaign
Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has said his party will join Pakistan Awami Tehreek-led anti-government campaign next week.

Talking to media in Islamabad on Thursday, Mr Khan said PTI ‘tigers’ will join Dr Tahirul Qadri when he would launch countrywide protests against the ruling PML-N from January 17.

On December 30, PAT chairman Tahirul Qadri had announced to launch countrywide anti-PML-N campaign from January 17, after all parties conference (APC) seven-day deadline ended on January 7 for the resignation of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Law Minister Rana Sanaullah over their alleged involvement in the Model Town killings.

Tahirul Qadri announces anti-government movement from Jan 17

“People have lost trust in government and police,” said the PTI chief while hitting at ‘highly politicised’ police in Punjab.

“The parents of the seven-year-old Zainab are also demanding justice from the army chief and chief justice, not the Punjab police and provincial government. The police, who are supposed to protect people, are busy protecting one family,” he added.

The bereaved of the Model Town tragedy were still on the streets demanding justice, said the PTI chairman, adding that a worker named Haq Nawaz was also killed but no one did anything.

“In Kasur, police fired straight at the protesters, which professional force acts this way?”