Wednesday Dec 17, 2014

Imran Khan ends Islamabad sit-in after 126 days

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan Wednesday ended his sit-in after staging it in the country’s capital for 126 days in the backdrop of, what he said, the security challenges being faced by the country today.

Addressing the participants of his sit-in, he said Pakistan’s prevailing circumstances today demand that its nation stands united.

He said during today’s national parties meeting, the Corps Commander Peshawar gave a detailed briefing and informed that even forces outside our borders are involved in posing a security threat to Pakistan.

Imran Khan said if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif makes a move towards launching a probe into the ‘poll rigging’, his party would extend its all out support to him.

However, he warned that in case of failure to address his party’s grievances, he would once again come out on streets and make it difficult for the incumbent government to function.

“It is now an established fact that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf enjoys greatest street power in the country,” he added.

Earlier, PTI held its core committee meeting to decide whether or not to end the sit-in.

Imran Khan ended the sit-in in the aftermath of Pakistan’s worst terrorist attack on an army-run school in Peshawar on Tuesday. The terrorist act claimed

PM Nawaz Sharif lauds Imran Khan’s announcement

Shortly after Imran Khan’s announcement, the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lauded the decision of Imran Khan to end his sit-in.

The Premier said Imran Khan’s step will provide a boost to the Pakistan’s resolve to fight against terrorism.

PM Nawaz Sharif assured that Imran Khan’s reservations in connection with the last year’s elections would be properly addressed.

“The entire nation will fight together against terrorism and emerge triumphant,” he said.