Punjab CM rejects warnings, announces support to Imran’s long march

LAHORE    -   Punjab Chief Minister Ch Parvez Ela­hi said Thursday that he would obey all the orders of the Pakistan Teh­reek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan regarding the long march protest against the government. 

“I will do whatever Imran Khan wants me to do during the long march”, he said while talking to the media in London, according to a handout issued by the information department. Ch Parvez Elahi has been in London on a private visit since last Monday. He is expected to return by the weekend. The chief minister said everything ordered by chairman PTI Imran Khan during the long march would be obeyed. 

“Rana Sanaullah should look around to see whose governments are there. Imran Khan owns Punjab, Khyber Pa­khtunkhwa, Azad Kash­mir and Gilgit Baltistan. If there is a long march, Rana Sanaullah will not even get a place to stand”, he said. 

Replying to a ques­tion, he said that he had no desire to meet Mian Nawaz Sharif. “After liv­ing together for a long time, one should learn; I know every single per­son in their family”, he observed, adding that these people had ru­ined the country. 

The chief minister said that Shehbaz Shar­if did not do anything good to Punjab during the recent floods. “Re­grettably, the people of Punjab elected a chief minister and a prime minister from the Shar­if family twice or thrice, but they did not help the flood victims in Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajan­pur. They did not pay even a single penny”, he remarked. 

Parvez Elahi said that unlike the Sharif fami­ly, Imran Khan collected huge donations for the flood victims through his vision. “Imran Khan’s popularity led to a suc­cessful telethon in which I also participated”; he said, adding that two and a half billion rupees were collected through the telethon. 

Talking about the Mod­el Town tragedy, the CM said that Rana Sanaullah opened fire on innocent women and children. “A confessional statement of Rana Sanaullah is present in the Punjab as­sembly which we are go­ing to give to the court as evidence. In that state­ment he said that a State was being formed within the State, and we had to do more. Rana Sanaullah thought that there was no one to hold him ac­countable”. 

He said, adding that a team consisting of an advocate general, sec­retary law and emi­nent lawyers had been formed and he will be punished in the Model Town tragedy case

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