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Khan vows to go ahead with his lockdown plans

ISLAMABAD, October 29 (Online): Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Saturday vowed to go ahead with his plans of a ‘lockdown’ of the capital on Nov 2.

Talking to reporters near his Bani Gala residence, Khan advised PTI supporters to travel in groups, saying when they arrive in small numbers, the police would “put them in jail”. He also hinted to PTI supporters that instead of taking the main route where police is stationed, they should opt for hidden routes to arrive at the site.

Reiterating his plans to put up a grand show in Islamabad on Nov 2 to seek accountability of the prime minister, Khan said: “This is Nawaz Sharif’s dictatorship, not a democracy… we will show Nawaz Sharif on Nov 2 what democracy is.”

Khan said the government just saw only a practice match in Rawalpindi on Friday; the real match would be on November 2. No one will be able to stop Tsunami this time.

He said next month PTI would show PM Nawaz the power of real democracy and asked his party workers to evade arrests or captures before November 2 and reach Islamabad at any cost breaking all the hurdles.

He lamented that the government is arresting people despite clear orders of the High Court for not apprehending anyone and placing containers to stop activists.

A day after PTI workers skirmished with police in twin cities and scores of protesters were taken into custody, Khan came out of his residence to meet hundreds of supporters who have come to support him parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.

He asked the supporters, many of whom set up camps and spent the night near the PTI chief’s residence, about their comfort and directed his party managers to ensure their well being. Breakfast for the supporters was prepared in large cauldrons.

PTI has announced plans to lay siege to the capital on Nov 2 “at any cost” if by then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif doesn’t agree to an investigation into the Panama Papers leaks, under the terms of reference proposed by the opposition, or resign from his position.