The rulers are criminally ignoring the massacre of innocent civilians in drone strikes by the US: Imran Khan.—AP photo

LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf (PTI) refuses to be part of the proposed national consensus government, believing that the idea is against the party principles.

“My party will never become a part of the proposed national set-up because I cannot compromise on principles,” PTI chief Imran Khan said in a press conference here on Wednesday.

He invited all political forces to join in a two-day sit-in the PTI was organising in Peshawar on the supply route of Nato forces on April 23 and 24.

He warned the government against obstructing the sit-in being staged to free the country from slavery of the Western forces.

Holding the rulers responsible for deaths of innocent people, including women and children in drone attacks, he urged upon 'sincere' political forces to join him in cutting supplies to US-led allied forces in Afghanistan.

“The rulers are criminally ignoring the massacre of innocent civilians in drone strikes by the US, while the nation is strongly condemning the predator hits.”

Mr Khan said corruption scandals regarding Nato supplies reflected what was making the rulers to keep a mum at violations of the country's airspace through aerial attacks in South and North Waziristan Agency.

The PTI chief said he hoped the sit-in would be historic as at least 20,000 activists from his party alone besides workers of other political forces and members of the civil society would participate in it.

About going soft on former army dictator Pervez Musharraf, he said he continued criticizing him (Musharraf) even when he was in power.



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