Imran Khan rules out possibility of talks with govt, he will lead ‘Azadi March’ from front

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Chairman Imran Khan Saturday ruled out the possibility of engaging in a dialogue with the incumbent government.

“No delegation should approach me with the intention of holding talks,” Imran Khan categorically said while talking to media representatives at his residence here.

He denied conveying any message to the government through Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ameer Sirajul Haq.

Khan said if anything were to happen to him, its responsibility will squarely fall on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. “I am telling my workers that if any harm came way, its revenge be taken from Nawaz Sharif,” he added.

He said to him anyone who stood with Nawaz Sharif would be considered as the latter’s personal servant.

The PTI chief once again assured that his protest would be peaceful but regretted that Punjab has been blocked by placing containers. However, he claimed that his party’s ‘Azadi March’ on August 14 in Islamabad will be a successful.

While, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has said that he will lead the Azadi March from the front on August 14.

Talking to media on Saturday, he said that Pakistan’s youth want to get rid of Sharif brother’s monarchy.

He said Mr Sharif who was using police against the PTI to prevent the people from attending the long march had himself requested the department not to stop PML-N long march in 2009.

Khan said that PTI’s long march will be peaceful. He also criticized the Punjab government for blocking roads and forcing closure of fuel stations.