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Imran hits back at PM over dialogue claim

— Former PM hints he’s in contact with establishment 

MURIDKE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan announced a premature end of the third day of his much-anticipated long march following the tragic death of a reporter in an accident on Sunday.

Sadaf Naeem of Channel 5 TV was crushed to death by a container-carrying vehicle after falling from another container.

چیئرمین عمران خان کی خاتون صحافی کیساتھ حادثے پر اظہار تعزیت اور آج کے دن کے لیے لانگ مارچ کو فوری طور پر روک دیا گیا۔

#حقیقی_آزادی_لانگ_مارچ pic.twitter.com/6F5ovNM6XZ

— PTI (@PTIofficial) October 30, 2022

Apparently, Naeem fell down from the lead container while trying to jump to a nearby one and was crushed by a third container-carrying truck. Following the accident, Khan immediately left his container vehicle and rushed to the accident site.

The PTI chief announced to immediately conclude the long march’s Sadhoke phase following the reporter’s death in the tragic accident. He expressed condolences to the deceased reporter’s family. Khan said that PTI marchers will resume their journey from Kamoke city on Monday (today).

“Shocked & deeply saddened by the terrible accident that led to the death of Channel 5 reporter Sadaf Naeem during our March today. I have no words to express my sorrow. My prayers & condolences go to the family at this tragic time. We have cancelled our March for today,” Khan said in a Twitter message.

Shocked & deeply saddened by the terrible accident that led to the death of Channel 5 reporter Sadaf Naeem during our March today. I have no words to express my sorrow. My prayers & condolences go to the family at this tragic time. We have cancelled our March for today.

— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 30, 2022

Earlier in the day, the march resumed its journey on third towards the federal capital from Muridke.

The second day of the march to Islamabad ended at Rachna Town near Ferozwala.

Addressing the participants of the long march at Muridke, former prime minister Imran Khan rejected PM Shehbaz Sharif’s negotiations claim offer, saying that the prime minister had nothing to offer.

Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif has claimed that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan reached out for talks with the government a month ago through a mutual friend.

یہی تو وہ انقلاب ہےجسکا ذکر میں کررہا تھا! ہمارے حقیقی آزادی مارچ کے تیسرے روز کے مناظر اور جوں جوں ہم آگے بڑھتے جارہے ہیں عوام بڑی تعداد میں ہمارے مارچ میں شامل ہورہے ہیں۔ pic.twitter.com/SCehPAR4Ye

— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 30, 2022

“Listen to me Shehbaz: I don’t talk to boot polishers. I am speaking to those with whom you would go to meet while hiding in the trunk of the car,” Imran claimed.

The former prime minister also said that he was not raised in a “military dictator’s nursery”. Imran Khan said that journalist Arshad Sharif was “threatened, sent abroad, and killed for raising voice against oppression.

He further said that his party was with the Pakistan Army and wants it “to be strong”. Imran once again urged Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial to establish the rule of law in the country.

ابھی بھی وقت ہے فیصلہ کرلو ۔
نہیں تو عوام بپھر گئی تو سنبھالی کسی سے نہیں جانی pic.twitter.com/i9pDo779BQ

— A S I F _ I N S A F I A N 💚 (@Just_Mak5) October 30, 2022

PTI’s ‘Haqeeqi Azadi’ began from Muridke on Sunday.

Taking to Twitter, Asad Umar said the third day of the party’s march for “Haqeeqi Azadi” will begin from Sheikhupura district’s Muridke. He further said that today’s journey will cover Punjab’s Muridke, Sadhoki, Kamoke, Mor Eminabad and Gujranwala.

عوام غیرمعمولی سیاسی شعور،حیرت انگیز جذبےکےساتھ بےمثال تعداد میں ہمارےمارچ کیلئےنکل رہےہیں۔ قوم کےاس واضح پیغام کیساتھ کہ وہ کسی فرد/ادارےکو قانون سےبالاتر ہرگزتسلیم نہیں کریگی،🇵🇰ہمیشہ کیلئےبدل جائےگا۔یہی تو وہ ہدف تھا جسکےحصول کیلئےمیں نے26 برس قبل تحریک انصاف کی بنیاد ڈالی pic.twitter.com/y6ny7JlNQg

— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 29, 2022

Long march day 2 happenings

While addressing the participants at Ferozwala, former prime minister and party chief Imran Khan took an oath from his supporters to always abide by the Constitution. “No one hands freedom on a plate. You have to struggle for it,” he told the march’s participants.

‘Imran Khan reached out for talks’

Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif has claimed that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan reached out for talks with the government a month ago through a mutual friend.

Speaking to V-loggers in Lahore on Saturday, PM Shehbaz Sharif claimed that Imran Khan had offered to conduct talks on appointment of new Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and fair and immediate elections.

DREAM 🥺🥺 pic.twitter.com/L1ZUCsNYU4

— Samra❤️Immu jani (@Udna_Chahti_hn) October 29, 2022

The prime minister further said that the PTI chief had proposed that both sides will agree on the name of the army chief. “Khan offered to conduct negotiations,” he said, adding that the PTI chief wanted to settle two issues through dialogue.

The premier said while he refused to negotiate on the matters, he offered Imran to hold talks on his offer to sign “charter of democracy and charter of economy”.

Imran Khan rules out talks

Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has rubbished rumours of a ‘meeting’ in Lahore amid party’s long march towards Islamabad.

Taking to his official Twitter handle, the former premier wrote: “For all those spreading rumours about my [meeting] in Lahore, the reason we returned was that Lahore was closer [and] we had already decided not to move at night”.

“The only demand I have had for 6 [months] is the date for early fair and free elections. That will be the only demand if talks are to be held,” Imran Khan wrote.

Sanaullah releases PTI’s Ali Amin Gandapur’s purported audio leak

Earlier in the day, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah played an allegedly audio call recording between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ali Amin Gandapur and an unknown person, in which he can be heard talking about bringing weapons and manpower for the march.

The Interior Minster held a press conference in Islamabad and released an alleged audio leak of PTI leader Ali Amin Gandapur and an unknown man.

In the purported audio, the PTI leader can speak about bringing ammunition for the long march.

 

March resumes from Shahdara

Imran Khan-led PTI long march, which kicked off from Liberty Chowk after Friday prayers, resumed its journey towards the federal capital from Lahore’s Shahdara on Saturday.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan halted the long march at the end of the first day of the anti-government protest. The long march ended at Shahdara after passing through the Ferozepur Road, Icchra and Mozang.

Addressing PTI supporters on day 2 of long march, Imran Khan said that the 75-year-old senator was tortured in front of his family members which is highly regrettable.

“I want to tell them that we are humans and not sheep,” he told participants of long march at Shahdra.

Imran asks CJP to take action against Azam Swati’s ‘custodial torture’

PTI chief Imran Khan called on Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial to take action against the alleged custodial torture of Senator Azam Swati and other PTI leaders.

“Mr. Chief justice, it is your job to protect fundamental rights. The nation is looking towards you,” he said.

Imran Khan said that ‘no one could stop the long march to Islamabad. He once again reiterated his demand for “immediate fair elections”.

In an interview today, PTI Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan asked people to wait for his “next decision” till he reaches Islamabad.

 

PM forms committee to deal with PTI’s long march

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has constituted Federal Cabinet Committee to tackle the PTI’s long march towards Islamabad led by former prime minister Imran Khan

The cabinet body will be headed by Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and comprises of nine members. The committee for long march has been constituted to maintain the law and order and hold political dialogue.

The cabinet committee would hold talks, if someone interested in dialogue over the long march. “Our doors are always open for negotiations,” PM Minister Sharif has stated.

The cabinet committee, headed by Rana Sanaullah, comprises of PML-N’s Ayaz Sadiq, Khawaja Saad Rafique, Marriyum Aurangzaib, PPP’s Qamar Zaman Kaira, MQM’s Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, ANP’s Mian Iftikhar and JUI’s Maulana Asad as its members.

Asad Umar opens up on heated argument viral video

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Umar Saturday put an end to the speculations circulating on social media over his viral video in which the latter was seemingly having a heated debate with Hammad Azhar on the top of container.

Taking to Twitter, Asad Umar clarified that he was “only angry at the time because a generator had become dysfunctional and another one was taking too long to arrive due to traffic jams”.

A video of PTI leader Asad Umar is making rounds on social media showing what looks like an argument with Hammad Azhar during the long march.

The video shows both PTI leaders engaging in a heated discussion with party chair Imran Khan standing with them.

March to reach Kamoke today

Fawad Chaudhry, in his tweet, announced that the march would continue to the Kamoke district in Gujranwala today.

“The love that people have shown Imran Khan highlights the political consciousness of the nation,” Fawad said through his official Twitter handle.

Faisal Vawda’s PTI membership terminated

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday terminated the party membership of former federal minister Faisal Vawda for not abiding by the party policies.

According to a statement issued by PTI, Vawda’s membership was terminated for violating party policy and not replying to show-cause notice served to him on October 26.

“Faisal Vawda failed to respond to the show cause notice within the stipulated time therefore his party membership stands terminated,” the statement read.

 

Long march Day 1

Addressing the participants of the march at the Data Darbar, Lahore on Friday, Imran Khan said that he knew that Lahore would never disappoint him. “We are concluding our Islamabad-bound journey for today. The long march would resume its journey towards the federal capital at 11am from Shahdara on Saturday,” he announced.

“The PTI chief reiterated his stance, saying his party is marching to Islamabad to demand elections. This long march is a jihad for real freedom,” he added.

‘Amazing start to long march’

PTI leader Shafqat Mahmood has said the party’s long march has kicked off with massive public support, adding people have “once again” shown that “they are with Imran Khan”.

PTI denied permission for Islamabad sit-in

The Islamabad administration rejected an application of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) seeking permission to hold a public rally and sit-in in federal capital.

The administration rejected PTI’s NOC application and issued a new letter to the party regarding the public rally and sit-in planned in Islamabad.

The district administration, in a letter, asked PTI to satisfy the administration in writing, adding that the party had violated the NOC that was provided to it on May 25.

Rs333mn funds issued for anti-riots team

The federal government has approved funding of Rs333 million for the formation of special anti-riots teams to curb the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) long march.

According to details, the special an-riots teams would be used to control any law and order situation in the federal capital. The federal government has announced funding of Rs333 million for the formation of the teams.

The special teams would be under the Interior Ministry.

Long march schedule

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has finalised the complete schedule of the Imran Khan-led long march.

The long march will be formally started from Liberty Chowk, Lahore after Friday prayers.

The first destination of the PTI marchers will be completed from Liberty Chowk to Shahdara Interchange on Friday night.

The PTI marchers will stay the Friday at Shahdara after Imran Khan’s speech.

On Saturday, the long march will be resumed to reach its next destination in Gujranwala.

On Sunday, the participants of the long march will reach Gujrat where Punjab Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi and Moonis Elahi will welcome the marchers. The PTI marchers will stay at Sarai Alamgir between Gujrat and Jhelum.

In Sialkot, PTI leader Usman Dar will welcome the marchers. Imran Khan will stay at Usman Dar’s residence.

On Monday, PTI central leader Fawad Chaudhry will host the marchers in Jhelum.

On Tuesday, the Imran Khan-led march will stay in Rawat after passing through Gujar Khan. The PTI chief will address the marchers in Rawat.

On Wednesday, Imran Khan will finalise the strategy to make advancement to Islamabad. The convoys of PTI workers from South and North Punjab will join the marchers in Rawat.

The convoys will join the central rally from Sargodha, Chakwal, Mianwali, Bhakkar and Layyah. The PTI central leaders will decide on heading to the next destination in Faizabad.

A plan will be devised for leading the convoys from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) to Islamabad.

PTI convoys from Karachi, Sukkur, Rahim Yar Khan and Multan will join the central rally at Shahdara Interchange on Saturday.

PTI workers will be made part of the central rally in order to give them rest.

The Imran Khan-led rally will take four to six days to reach the federal capital.

 

 

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