LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said on Friday that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)-led federal government continues to uphold the same policies which Pakistan People Party (PPP)-led previous regime opted.
During a news conference in Lahore, the PTI chairman said that it has become clear following the recent US drone strike in North Waziristan that the PML-N government is in a secret deal with the US over the drone issue.
A US drone killed at least three suspected militants and injured several others when it fired two missiles on a compound in Angar Kalli area near Miramshah Tehsil in restive North Waziristan tribal region on Thursday night.
Imran Khan strongly condemned that recent drone attack and said that the US continues to carry out drone strikes on Pakistan’s territory while our federal government merely condemns them.
The PTI chairman further said that Pakistan’s information minister Pervez Rasheed is behaving like the US State Department spokesman.
He said that the PML-N is playing a double game and do not even have a unanimous policy within the party.
The PTI and its allied parties continue to block NATO supplies going through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to Afghanistan till a complete halt to the US drone attacks as their sit-in protest entered seventh consecutive day today.
Talking about the NATO supplies blockage, Imran said that supply going through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to NATO forces in Afghanistan has been blocked in accordance with unanimous resolutions and as per the decision of the Peshawar High Court.
Imran Khan clarified that they do not want to fight with the US, rather want to liberate Pakistan from the clutches of US slavery.
Meanwhile, Imran Khan also announced that his party he party will hold a protest against corruption on December 22.
The PTI chairman also criticized federal government’s recent amnesty plan for tax evaders saying the schemes that help rich people “whiten their black money” are being introduced to give a safe passage to the corrupt.
The black money cannot bring peace in the country even if it is filtered through different schemes, he maintained.