Khan accuses PM of sabotaging dharna

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Claims Sharif doled out Rs 2.7b to IB for the task, urges people to join PTI sit-in in Islamabad on Nov 30 to become a part of the party’s struggle against status quo, vows to stand with middle class, professional class and farmers of Sindh to break chain of fear in people of Sindh

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan alleged on Sunday that the government had paid the Intelligence Bureau (IB) Rs 2.7 billion to sabotage PTI’s protest sit-in in Islamabad.

Addressing a mammoth rally in Jhelum, Khan said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took the step just when the PTI sit-in started in mid-August.

The PTI chief said that his party’s struggle is not for power but is aimed at helping the poor masses. He urged Pakistanis to work hard for a new Pakistan and stand up and fight for the basic rights of every citizen.

“I’m inviting everybody to Islamabad on November 30. One side will be the status quo, which consists of people who have become rich after coming into power and on the other side, there will be us, the people of Pakistan,” said the former skipper as he invited people from across the country to reach the federal capital to establish a “Naya Pakistan” based on justice, equality and dignity.

“These powerful rulers won’t bring change in the country and are preparing their children to rule over your children,” he added.

He said that Pakistan was blessed with a young population. “If we can properly channelise the energy of this young population, there will be a big positive change in Pakistan,” he said.

The PTI chief also announced to visit Larkana on Friday. “We will stand with the middle class and professional class of Sindh as well as farmers and will break the chain of fear in the people of Sindh,” he said.

The PTI chief went on to say that tax money should be spent on people instead of underpasses, governor houses, and on PM Sharif’s foreign trips.

He went on to claim that the government spends Rs 300 million monthly on advertisement campaigns.

Khan also alleged that the premier handed over Rs 500 million project to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s leader Hanif Abbasi, whom he said is a known drug smuggler.

“Abbasi is sitting over Rs500 million project; he should be in jail,” said Khan.

He also urged the people to shun politics of “biradrism” and vote for the best candidate.

Highlighting the features of “Naya Pakistan”, Khan vowed to put criminals behind bars and to reform the current law and order situation.

“We will stick to merit only,” he said, adding that merely 200 competent and honest people can change the destiny of Pakistan.

“I can proudly say that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has the best police force in the country and KP police is working as per the law,” said the PTI chief.