Imran Khan criticizes government for staying silent on his mistreatment

Thursday, November 1st, 2012 10:43:41 by

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Thursday criticized the government for staying silent on its citizen being mistreated.

Speaking to the media, the cricketer-turned-politician said that he was interrogated at the Toronto airport for his stance against drone attacks.

He found the government’s sewing up their lips over the maltreatment he received in Canada very regrettable. He stated, “The hush in the Presidency and Prime Minister House speaks volumes about how they have taken this incident.”

He noted, “I am cool. Such intimidating tactics cannot faze me. I absolutely not upset at having to spend three or four hours at an airport against my will. It’s not a big deal for me.”

He also brought up JUI-F chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rahman’s facing the same situation at Dubai airport back.

“I condemned it loud and clear when Maulana was stopped at the airport, but it appears he has forgotten it.”

Replying to a query, the former captain said his party was registered in US as a political party, adding, around Rs70 million had been raised for party election in US alone.

Khan opined, “Though, conducting party elections was a daunting task, but this month would see us doing it come what may.”

He also harbingered that the nation would see a new Pakistan coming into being in 2013, the year of election.

It is vital to mention here that Imran Khan was briefly detained and questioned by US immigration officials in Toronto before being allowed to board a flight to New York.

“I was taken off from plane and interrogated by US Immigration in Canada on my views on drones. My stance is known. Drone attacks must stop,” he had written on Twitter.

Khan argues drone strikes are illegal and counterproductive and earlier this month he led thousands of supporters – and a group of American peace activists – on a march to the edge of Pakistan’s restive tribal districts to protest them.

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1 Comment for “Imran Khan criticizes government for staying silent on his mistreatment”

  1. Nasima Haider

    Politics has never been a decent person’s game, specially in developing countries.So, one is not surprised at the silence of the government on the mistreatment of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief, Imran Khan.

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