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Imran Khan vows to shut down Pakistan on Dec 16

December 01, 2014 09:25 IST
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Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan announced his plans to bring major cities in the country to a standstill, while pressing for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation.

Addressing a massive rally in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, Imran said: “On Thursday, I will go to Lahore and shut it down. On December 8, I will shut down Faisalabad; on December 12, I will go to Karachi and shut it down. By December 16, I will close down all of Pakistan.”

“I know people of Lahore are ready... I know all of Faisalabad is ready... and Karachi, I know, they are waiting for me,” Imran added.

He reiterated his demand for a fair probe into the 2013 general election. “We still have no word on the investigation of rigging,” Imran said. “We want justice. We want an investigation (into the) 2013 elections and a result within 4 to 6 weeks under (the) supervision of the Supreme Court, “ he added.

“The ball is in your court, Nawaz Sharif -- do your talks, do your investigations and solve the issue. We will close Pakistan down when December 16 comes, and what I do after that, you will not be able to bear that,” the PTI chief said.

“Naya Pakistan is waking up every day. We can all see it,” Imran noted.

Criticising the government and the Pakistan Peoples Party, Imran said they colluded to rig the 2013 general election.

Image: A supporter of Imran Khan, chairman of the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf holds a sign against Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during an anti-government rally in Islamabad. Photograph: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters

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