ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has vowed to fulfill his promise of marching to the tribal region of Waziristan as a show of solidarity with the locals.
Khan, who plans to take a convoy to the South Waziristan tribal region along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, was addressing a press conference along with tribal leaders in the capital on Saturday.
“The people of Waziristan are supportive of our peace march,” Khan told reporters, adding that security arrangements for the march would be undertaken by locals of the tribal region. Khan said a convoy of local and international journalists would be a taken along to the tribal regions in PTI’s ‘peace march.’
The PTI chief insisted that a military operation in North Waziristan could only be successful if locals were taken into confidence. He slammed the resurgence of US-led Nato drone attacks inside Pakistan’s tribal regions and claimed that locals have been killed in these missile strikes.
“There have been 12 drone attacks in the last 24 hours. The government should name the terrorists who they claim have been killed in these attacks.”
Slamming the Pakistan People’s Party led government, Khan said the ruling party came into power to fulfill “American agenda” and termed it an “NRO government.”