Imran Khan vows to carry on with peace march in Waziristan despite threats

Friday, August 10th, 2012 11:03:06 by

Despite death threats from local militant outfits, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has showed resilience to carry on with the scheduled protest peace march into war-torn Waziristan.

The cricketer-turned-politician without fearing from the death threats announced that the PTI will not backtrack from carrying on with the scheduled peace march.

He exhibited determination to organize the march in the country’s troubled north-western area against the US drone strikes. He made it clear that he wouldn’t hesitate to render sacrifice of his life for a noble cause.

The PTI issued a statement commenting on the news that has been published in section of press about suicide attack threats from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) against him.

The former captain reiterated that the peace march towards Waziristan will be held as per its schedule.

It was his responsibility to raise voice for the innocent people of the area who have been targeted in the spy attacks by US unmanned planes.

He noted, “Life and death is in God’s hands and anyone who believes in Allah knows death is eternal and it will come on fixed time. I am not concerned over authenticity of the statements from Taliban”.

The former cricketer was of the opinion that his peace march will highlight the plight of the innocent females, children and elderly people who have become prey of cruel strife.

He explained, “For me it will be an honour if I die for the sack of these innocent people who are being killed in drone attacks. Allah knows the reality and what is in my heart”.

Earlier on Thursday, two contradictory reports appeared in the media. In the first peace, an American wire service quoting TTP spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan said that Taliban will target Imran Khan if he leads the peace march towards Waziristan.

The same spokesperson, however, rejected the impression in the second appearance on national media saying he didn’t give such statement.

He made it clear that they didn’t take any decision in this regard, albeit, he said they don’t have any sympathy for the former captain.

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