BY OUR CORRESPONDENT
GILGIT: Imran Khan said on Thursday if PTI wouldn’t have resisted, Pakistan would have sent its troops to Yemen to be of ‘others war’ once more.
Addressing rallies in Hunza and Nagar valleys on his second consecutive day in the run-up to Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B] polls, Khan said Pakistan lost a lot during the 10 year long ‘American war’.
“It were we who stood firm on the occasion and resisted the decision to send our army to Yemen,” he told the rally in Nagar, a valley which has been separated from Hunza recently by prime minister, making both the valleys separate districts of G-B.
“The curse of extremism and sectarianism are the offshoots of the American war that we fought for ten years,” he said, adding Pakistan can’t afford fighting ‘others wars’ anymore.
Earlier, Imran had flown to G-B, accompanied by Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed, to campaign for his party ahead of the June 8 legislative assembly elections.
There has seldom been an occasion in recent times when Imran did not lambast Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz [PML-N] chief Nawaz Sharif in a public meeting. “Nawaz invests on roads, we invest on people and education is our top priority,” he quipped.
He voiced suspicions over PML- intension to hold and fair elections in G-B. “They are not used to fair play under neutral empires; they are businessmen and hence invest on the voters.”
He asked people to foil attempts of rigging which PML-N will make, saying show them the real power of votes.
Asking people to vote for PTI in the upcoming legislative assembly polls, Khan said he would bring real change in the region. “Don’t vote for the parties you tested before, but grab it if they offer you the money to purchase your consciences.”
He said Khyber – Pakhtunkhwa province will be role model for others because of the measures taken by his government.