PTI offers to withdraw countrywide shutdown call

Updated December 14, 2014

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Screengrab shows PTI Chairman Imran Khan addressing the media during a press conference at his residence in Bani Gala.
Screengrab shows PTI Chairman Imran Khan addressing the media during a press conference at his residence in Bani Gala.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran khan on Sunday offered to withdraw his party's call for a countrywide shutdown if the government set a date for the formation of judicial commission to look into alleged rigging during the 2013 General Elections, DawnNews reported.

Speaking during a press conference at his residence in Bani Gala, the PTI chairman said that his party would withdraw its shutdown call if the judicial commission was constituted.

"The countrywide shutdown call will be withdrawn if the judicial commission is setup," he said.

Imran Khan also apologised to the people of Lahore for difficulties they may face during Monday’s shutdown, saying that it was necessary for bringing about change in the country.

“No-one forced the people of Karachi to shut-down… they did it out of their own will,” he said.