PTI chief says US would only respect Pakistanis if leaders speak the truth
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday said the entire nation is united against the missile strikes in Pakistan.
Speaking at a protest demonstration outside Parliament House, he criticised the government for adopting dual policy on the issue of missile strikes.
Khan said parliamentarians should be honest with the people of Pakistan.
“All political parties had decided to stop NATO supplies if drone strikes did not stop. Now these parties are criticising the only party (PTI) which is doing so.”
“Our rulers say one thing to the US ambassador and completely the opposite to the nation,” he said, urging the government to speak the truth with the masses.
Khan said that the PTI is the only party which is doing what it promised with the nation.
The PTI chief again reiterated that the KP government would not allow NATO supply through the province come what may. He said they would not allow any kind of NATO supply to Afghanistan from any route through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa until their demands were met.
Khan said missile strikes were not only against the sovereignty of Pakistan but they were also violating international laws, adding that a great debate was currently underway in the US and Europe over the legality of missile strikes.
He said he was proud of the KP government and PTI’s allies for taking a united stand against the missile strikes.
The PTI chairman said there was a difference between friendship and slavery. “Pakistan’s relationship with the US is that of slavery, not friendship.” Khan further said the Americans would only respect Pakistan if the country’s government started telling the truth.
Khan cautioned the Centre not to attempt to overthrow the PTI-led government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as this would result in their government being overthrown.
Members of the National Assembly and provincial assembly from PTI, besides KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, participated in the protest.
The PTI has taken their protest to the federal capital after holding sit-ins in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that led to the blockade of NATO supply route.
The US on Wednesday said it was suspending shipments of military hardware out of Afghanistan through Pakistan.