PTI did not invite DPC, banned outfits for Islamabad lockdown, says Shah Mehmood


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday denied that the party had invited the Difa-i-Pakistan Council (DPC) to participate in the PTI’s plan to lockdown the federal capital on Nov 2.

“The DPC has its own ideology, they are holding their programme on Oct 28. We cannot stop them but we did not invite them. We did not invite DPC or Shuhada Counil.”

The government has been creating the impression that PTI has been inviting militant organisations to participate in Nov 2 lockdown, Qureshi alleged.

“We never invited any militant organisation ever,” he claimed.

We are inviting people, students, farmers, labourers and all those who are against tyranny and injustice, no matter with which party they belong to, he said.

PTI has planned siege of Islamabad on November 2, where the party has threatened to seize the capital. The PTI has vowed not to let the government function if the prime minister does not give himself up for accountability for the revelations made about his family’s off-shore wealth in the Panama Papers.