Imran assails govt, Fazl for disrupting peace march
[Dawn] Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf
...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is
Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations....
(PTI) chief Imran Khan
Taliban Khan, who is the lightweight's lightweight...
on Monday hurled allegation at the government and Maulana Fazlur Rehman
Deobandi holy man, known as
Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty ...
that they tried to mount hurdles to disrupt his party's peach march to Wazoo, DawnNews reported.
Speaking to a presser, Khan said that instead of helping the participants of the peace march, government tried to scare them away with rumours of suicide kabooms.
"First it was said that there will be six suicide attacks, and then the number was raised to nine. There were even rumours that the drinking water in Waziristan has been poisoned," said the PTI chief.
The government also tried to block the road with containers and there were pamphlets distributed in the tribal area as well, he added.
Khan reiterated that people of the area are inclining towards militancy because of US drone attacks, adding that holding a rally at Kotkai would have curbed the militancy in the troubled area.
Assailing Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...Assembly of Islamic Clergy, or JUI, is a Pak Deobandi (Hanafi) political party. There are two main branches, one led by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, and one led by Maulana Samiul Haq. Fazl is active in Pak politix and Sami spends more time running his madrassah. Both branches sponsor branches of the Taliban, though with plausible deniability...
-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman for terming him an "agent of the west," Khan said that people like Maulana Fazlur Rehman give a bad name to our religion. He blamed the JUI-F chief of making money by politicising in the name of Islam.
...back at the pie fight, Bella opened her mouth at precisely the wrong moment...
speaking to a presser, the JUI-F chief said that Imran Khan is not a visionary leader and his electoral success in the tribal areas is not possible. "He (Imran Khan) doesn't belong to tribal areas and he doesn't know anything about their traditions and culture....what to talk about a man who doesn't even know about respect of Pagri (turban)," said Fazlur Rehman.
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