PESHAWAR/ ISLAMABAD    -   Pakistan Tehreek-e-In­saf (PTI) Chairman Im­ran Khan Friday said that he would soon an­nounce the date for launching anti-govern­ment protests in order to pull the country out of the crisis. Despite criticism, Imran de­livered lecture at Lahore’s Ed­wards College in Peshawar. He said he will not allow dacoits to loot resources of the coun­try and will fight them even if he has to do it alone by himself. He asked the masses to come out for ‘real independence’ and give a message to everyone that they will not be a slave to any superpower. Imran Khan said properties of the Sharif fami­ly were unearthed in Panama Leaks but the ‘biggest dacoits’ are being given NRO. The PTI chairman asked the ‘neutrals’ who is responsible for the se­curity breach at the Prime Min­ister’s Office (PMO). 

Imran also lashed out at his political opponents over ac­countability law amendments, saying “how can a watchman stay neutral when the coun­try is being looted”. Imran took a veiled jibe at the establish­ment, saying “whenever some­one claims to be ‘neutral’ con­sider him an animal”.

Imran said that the country’s political leadership emerged from the educational institu­tions and added that the effi­cient education system pro­duced great leaders. He said that the only difference be­tween a civilised society and a cruel society is justice.

“The path of destruction is coming in front of you in the coming days… NRO has been given to big thieves and their cases are being closed,” he said while referring to the NAB amendments which deprived the accountability courts of jurisdiction to hear corrup­tion references of many polit­ical bigwigs. Also, PTI Chair­man Imran Khan yesterday appeared before the court of woman Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Zeba Chaudhry here to personal­ly apologise for his remarks against her. However, the court reader, Choudhry Yasir Ayaz, and stenographer Farooq told the PTI chief that the judicial magistrate was on leave.

On this, Imran dropped a message for the judge with Ayaz. “I have come to apolo­gise to judicial magistrate Zeba Chaudhry.” He asked the court staff, “You have to tell Mad­am Zeba Chaudhry that Imran Khan had visited and wanted to apologise if his words hurt her sentiments.”