The PTI leaders have warned the government of dire consequences if they and their party workers are intercepted and prevented from participating in the long march in Islamabad.
Former Sindh governor Imran Ismail, opposition leader in Sindh Haleem Adil Sheikh, provincial president of PTI Sindh chapter, Dr. Arbab Ghulam Rahim, Lal Chand Malhi, Jay Parkash and other leaders of PTI, in their press statements issued to the media on Monday, warned the government of consequences if they and other party workers were not allowed to travel to Islamabad to take part in the march announced by PTI Chairman Imran Khan.
They said that it would be a totally undemocratic move by the “timid and imported” rulers to prevent the PTI workers from travelling to the capital city to resister their protest against “an illegal government imposed on the people of the country by foreign forces through their local agents”.
“We are moving to Islamabad on the call of Imran Khan to exercise our democratic right to register a peaceful protest,” said Haleem Adil Sheikh. “When PTI was in power in Center and Punjab, it did not create hurdles in the marches and protest rallies held by the PML-N, PPP, JUI-F leaders, and any move to prevent us from doing so will be resisted and foiled,” he warned. Sheikh said that they would force “imported” rulers to go back through their protest. He also asked the party workers to register their protest in their respective cities and towns if they are not allowed to travel towards Islamabad.
Former chief minister Sindh Dr. Arbab Ghulam Rahim said that Imran Khan is the last hope for the people of the country and claimed that to register the protest against the corrupt is his fundamental right. Rahim requested the people to join Khan in his struggle to put the country on the right track by democratically fighting with the people “imposed on the country”. He said that fresh elections in the country are the only viable solution to the current political crisis in the country.