Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan - File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan said that a 30-member foreign delegation had reached Islamabad on Sunday which would participate in PTI's ‘peace rally’ in South Waziristan, DawnNews reported.

The PTI Chairman Imran Khan said that people who do not want peace are against PTI peace rally.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Khan said Mehsud, Burki and Bhittani tribes of  Waziristan have welcomed the peace rally. The tribal leaders had also assured the security of the participants of the rally, he added.

He complained that the government was not issuing visas to the foreign journalists and human right's activists who wanted to attend the rally.

Speaking on the occasion, US citizen Ann Wright, who is a former diplomat and military woman, said most of the American people were against drone attacks.

“Drone attacks are illegal and criminal. We request the people of Pakistan to raise their voice against them. We will go to Waziristan to apologise to the relatives of those killed by drones,” said Ms Wright, who is also the spokesperson for the Anti-War Movement.

She said the US had been violating the sovereignty of Pakistan. “There is travel warning for the US citizens but we have come here and will go to the places where our government does not want us to go,” she said.

Other US citizens who have reached here to take part in the PTI rally include Paki Wieland, a social worker (Massachusetts); Linda Wenning, a graduate from the University of Utah; Lorna Vander Zanden and Pam Bailey (Virginia); Jolie Terrazas, Judy Bello, Katie Falkenberg, Daniel Burns and Joe Lombardo (New York); Barbara Briggs, Tighe Barry, Sushila Cherian, Dianne Budd and Toby Blome (California); Leah Bolger, Tudy Cooper and Michael Gaskill (Oregon); Medea Benjamin, Jody Tiller and Alli McCracken (Washington DC); Anam Eljabali (Illinois), Patricia Chaffee (Wisconsin), Joan Nicholson (Pennsylvania), Robert Naiman and JoAnne Lingle (Indiana); Rob Mulford (Alaska), Lois Mastrangelo (Massachusetts) and Billy Kelly (New Jersey).

Meanwhile explaining the route of the rally, the PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi said  thet the march will start from Islamabad’s Blue Area and will proceed towards Balkasar, Talagang, Mianwali and DI Khan on October 6.

On October 7, the rally will gather at Tank and then head towards South Waziristan where a public meeting will be held at Kot Kai, he added.

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Comments (17)

October 1, 2012 2:25 am
Excellent IK. Great job. Wish u success and sweeping elections.
October 1, 2012 2:12 am
Good....depend on Tribal leaders...for long chained by Taliban..I am sure he will back out by Oct 7. I have pain in my brain(not head)
October 1, 2012 2:14 am
If it was Bull fight he may win....But not at Foxes named politicians & Lotas
October 1, 2012 2:11 am
I heard here on TV that many Americans want to join this rally as a proof that not every one here is a slave of the war industry like US congress and President. People here too are suffering because of this merciless war machine who had killed thousands of young kids (US soldiers) and millions of innocent people in occupied countries destroying economy and increasing terrorism.
September 30, 2012 11:33 pm
I have one simple question for IK. Why could not he find any one capable enough to be Vice Chairman of the party from amongst those who are with him since the very beginning in the struggle that he is leading, that he appointed a dubious person S.M.Qureshi at this position.
October 1, 2012 12:11 am
Imran Khan and Zahid Hamid are the only saviours of Land of the pure and the religion of peace. Inshalla, Pakistan will progress towards itsself to its rightful destination to become a model islamic state under their able leadership.
October 1, 2012 5:35 am
Only a public leader like Imran khan and a party representative of people like PTI can do something so marvel ! kudos !!! I am proud that I come from a nation where leader like Jinnah and Imran khan struggles for people
Naseem Ahmad
September 30, 2012 10:24 pm
Suma ameen
Yasir H. Sheikh
October 2, 2012 3:29 am
I support him in spirit and with my wishes even if I can not join him physically. God bless you all going on the Peace March.
September 30, 2012 8:45 pm
We are all with you Imran from United kingdom and May Allah be with you all the way to protect you and all yours Entourage from evil eyes.
Muhammad Omer
September 30, 2012 7:22 pm
how can a popularity graph of someone like imran khan and a party like PTI go down? its all being overplayed by the media
adam memon
September 30, 2012 6:39 pm
Good news.Keep it up Imran Khan.Our prayers are with you.
Muhammad Iqbal Khan
September 30, 2012 5:03 pm
This a bold step towards integrating the alienated people of Pakistan. Imran Khan, you must have moral and political support. There is no room left for any criticism-this is a noble task.
Mansoor Sajid
September 30, 2012 3:50 pm
Only a person like Imran Khan with courage and intentions to achieve impossible can do it. The live example of that is the cancer hospital he built, which looked an impossible task to achieve when he floated the idea. Let’s support and encourage him in the sincere hope that he would steer Pakistan out of the mess she is.
September 30, 2012 3:52 pm
Allah Apko is Naik Kaam mei kambiab kare aur har Pareshani aur Afat se mehfooz farmaye Ameen
September 30, 2012 4:29 pm
Just beware of drones and suiside bombers they care for no-one...
M. Asghar
September 30, 2012 3:40 pm
This is the awakening of the civil society for harmony everywhere away from the feudal darkness that is doing so much harm everywhere.
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