Imran Khan vows to ban military operations in Pakistan if he comes to power

Last Updated: Sun, Nov 04, 2012 08:50 hrs

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has promised to make constitutional amendments to prevent military operations against countrymen in any part of Pakistan if his party comes to power.

The Nation quoted Khan, as saying that the PTI was the only party that opposed military operation and that it would not allow the army to kill its own people. He added that military operations increase problems instead of resolving them.

He reaffirmed his commitment of not supporting military operation anywhere in the country including North Waziristan.

Khan said he was "not fighting to rule but to save the country".

He also challenged his political opponents to prove that he received financial assistance or other support from intelligence agencies. He said that if his links with agencies were proved, he would quit politics.

Khan said that neither PPP nor PML-N could defeat PTI in the forthcoming general elections. He assured the people that plunderers and corrupt people would not be given party tickets and the parliamentary board would have absolute authority over awarding nomination.

Khan said his party would not enter into alliance with any party to form the government. He vowed to bring a local government system that would end people's exploitation by the police.

He accused the government and its allies for sheltering criminals in Karachi, calling it the scourge hindering peace in the city. (ANI)

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