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Date for next Long March will be announced after June 15, decides PTI Core Committee


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Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Core Committee has decided that the date for the next Long March will be announced after June 15.

Source reported that the committee chaired by PTI Chairman Imran Khan in Bani Gala on Sunday had agreed that the date for the long march would be announced after the presentation of the federal budget by the imported government.

Media further reported It was unanimously decided that PTI MNAs would not appear before the Speaker of the National Assembly for the confirmation of their resignations and said that their lawmakers’ resignations were final.

After the meeting, PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qutold the media, the party Core Committee has decided that the PTI would fully participate in Punjab by-elections of the provincial assembly seats, which were vacated by the dissident MPAs as they were disqualified by the ECP. He also demanded that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) ensure free and fair elections in the province, adding that the PML-N, which was in power in Punjab, would use the state machinery to rig the elections.

In this regard, the PTI parliamentary committee would meet on Monday (tomorrow) to finalise the candidates’ names.

It was also decided that the PTI MNAs would not appear before the NA Speaker for their resignations’ confirmation.

He maintained that Sanaullah who openly threatened to arrest Imran Khan, it would be the government’s political blunder if it arrested Imran Khan as the PTI would strongly react to it with full force.

He also asked the PTI workers to get ready and fully respond if they heard the news of Imran Khan’s arrest.

He urged the workers to chalk out their strategy in advance if their beloved leader were arrested.

He lambasted the federal government for increasing POL products and essential commodities prices, opening the gates of inflation in the country.

He further said that this imported government had snatched the right of living from the poor and pushed them into the hell of inflation.

He warned that another tsunami of inflation was set to hit the poor after the presentation of the budget.

He observed that the Electricity and gas tariffs had been increased many folds, making the poor’s lives miserable.

Shah recalled that former finance minister Shaukat Tareen had briefed the responsible people about the economy, which was prospering under the Imran Khan’s government, and that it would be affected badly if the PTI government were changed.

He further said that Industry was making progress and foreign investment was on the rise.

The PTI Core Committee had also decided to register case against the police officials who had raided the houses of the party workers and violated the sanctity of Chardar and Chardeewari.

He added that the PTI would also challenge the NAB and elections amended laws, adding that overseas Pakistan would also be contacted in this connection.

He said that legal action would be initiated against the Saama TV as it was running a baseless and false campaign against the PTI under a well-deliberated conspiracy.

He also raised the question over the new demarcation of constituencies by the ECP as it was illegal under the Constitution.

Earlier talking to media persons, Sheikh Rasheed said that no option except fresh elections in the country would be discussed with anyone, adding that the elections were the only solution to the problems being confronted by the country.

He maintained that a strategy had also been chalked out in case of Imran Khan’s arrest.

Talking to media, the PTI leader Shahbaz Gill had warned Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah against the arrest of Imran Khan, adding if Imran Khan were arrested, the whole country would respond to it.

Earlier, Minister for Interior Rana Sanaullah on Sunday said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan Nizai has been nominated as accused in over dozen of cases including rioting, sedition, chaos and armed attacks at the federation.

In a series of tweets, the minister said the security detail being deployed outside the Imran Khan’s Bani Gala residence (according to the law) would arrest him on the expiry of his protective bail granted by the court.

The minister said they welcome Imran Niazi to Islamabad and the security being provided to him was as per the law.

“How one can become a head of a political party in a democratic society who instigates people and have complete disregard of moral and democratic values, terming his opponents ‘traitors’?” he questioned.

Earlier, the interior minister said former prime minister Imran Khan contravened Supreme Court orders.

Rana Sanaullah maintained that Supreme Court was led astray by PTI, “Imran Khan took permission from the court based on misguidance and entered Islamabad.”

The interior minister claimed that the marchers of the PTI thunder set metro bus stations and trees on fire and disturbed the peace and security conditions in the capital.

He condemned the Azadi March by saying that Imran Niyazi kept directing the mob to create chaos, “Throughout the night, Imran Khan kept profaning the court with his disrespectful statements.”

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