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Nawaz Sharif has to Go Imran Khan Tells COAS

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Imran Khan

Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan Friday refused to compromise on his principled demand of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation during a meeting with the powerful army chief, media reported.

“General Raheel, who has played a neutral umpire in the talks held, spoke about a judicial commission, but I told him there can never be an impartial investigation into election rigging case as long as Nawaz was nested in the PM house”, Khan told is workers, who were all ears to hear what happened in the meeting.

Khan said he had apprised the general of his party’s position in detail without giving any concession to anyone.

“Our sit-in will not be called off until Prime Minister Sharif resigns,” he told his supporters .

PTI protestors burst into cheers when Khan told them that their adamant struggle had brought the Nawaz government to its knees.

“We are (this) close to our goal now. Thanks to your undefeated determination and infallible faith in our captain. The government has accepted all our demands but the PM resignation without which we are not going anywhere”, he told his workers.

The chairman also told the PTI enthusiasts that the celebrations would know no bounds if the prime minister tendered resignation this ‘noon’ otherwise this protest would spill over across the country.

“There would be sit-ins in all the cities of Pakistan. There would be civil disobedience. And much much more”, said he.

He said a PTI team would tomorrow once again try to negotiate ‘terms of engagement’ with the government.

“In the event of consensus there will be a grand fete here in our camp otherwise I will unleash the major announcement I held back today”, Khan told his workers.

Pakistan’s army chief was named mediator Thursday in a fortnight-long political crisis, fueling speculation that the military could use the protests against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to re-assert its dominance over the civilian government.

Qadri and Khan announced General Raheel Sharif would mediate in the stand-off after the cleric earlier on Thursday rejected the government’s decision to launch a murder investigation that named the prime minister as a suspect, saying it was not enough.

The leaders later met with the army chief, according to a military spokesperson on Twitter.

Thousands of demonstrators led by populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and politician Imran Khan have been camped outside the parliament building in Islamabad since August 15, demanding the prime minister step down.

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