Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday pledged before his supporters here that he would avenge the death of party supporter Haq Nawaz, who was killed by a bullet fired by an alleged Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supporter.
“We will not let Haq Nawaz’s sacrifice go to waste,” said Khan, who addressed his supporters from a makeshift stage on the roof of a vehicle. He added that PML-N leaders Rana Sanaullah and Abid Sher Ali had planned the violence in Faisalabad “but such actions will not break our resolve”.
“I will also go to Lahore and Karachi. Nawaz Sharif, you have always used the police to oppress the people. We will free this country from these oppressive rulers,” he said.
Earlier, Khan warned that if the Faisalabad episode was repeated in Lahore, PTI activists would confront it head on.
He said the “Gullus” of PML-N prepared well in advance to subject PTI workers to torture.
“An armed man resorted to firing while the police just looked on,” he said, adding he would himself go and get an FIR lodged against the killer of a PTI.
“Those who see the PTI crowd as a ‘burger crowd’ should brace themselves,” Khan cautioned while interacting with media outside his Bani Gala residence before leaving for Faisalabad.
Khan labelled PML-N as a “progeny of dictatorship”, adding that staging a peaceful protest is everyone’s right.
He said he had already announced that roads would be blocked and in reaction PML-N leader hailing from Faisalabad Rana Sanaullah had remarked, “We would take care of it”.
He said obstructing a protest is an old habit of the PML-N leaders and warned that PTI’s decision to remain peaceful must not be misconstrued as the party’s weakness.