Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Sunday said that his party would begin an anti-government movement on August 7.
“The issue of the Panama papers is a defining moment in the history of Pakistan and my party will not give up unless the prime minister presents himself for accountability,” he said talking to reporters after presiding over a high-level party meeting which was attended by PTI’s senior leaders.
It was decided at the meeting that the anti-government drive would be kicked-off from Attock where Imran Khan would stage a rally that would be culminated in Rawalpindi. A large number of party workers from across the country would participate.
Imran Khan said nation had to choose between aristocracy and democracy. He asked were they happy to be governed by corrupt mafias who had been making them fool under the pretext of democracy or they wanted to make rulers accountable for their wrongdoings.
“Turkey took to the street to save democracy because the government delivered and people are satisfied what the rulers had done for their welfare,” he said adding that situation in Pakistan was different because no democracy existed here.
Imran said that corrupt political groups in Pakistan were the biggest threat to democracy here. He claimed that his PTI was the only ray of hope and together with the help of people, his party would force Nawaz Sharif to bow to the rule law.
“Only people can strengthen democracy by making the corrupt rulers accountable or else they must be ready to bear the brunt as the corrupt mafias will continue to rule one after another,” he said.
The PTI chairman urged the people to strengthen his hands in turning Pakistan a truly democratic state. He said accountability of the corrupt was the only solution that would change the destiny of the nation. -Business Recorder