As a much hailed move, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday ended the 126-days long sit-in protest against alleged election rigging. Khan says he’s quitting the sit-in in Islamabad because of the human tragedy that took place in Peshawar on Tuesday and that the war against terrorism is now the priority!
PTI chief’s critics on Social Media have termed his move a bit too convenient.
Imran Khan says a tragedy of this scale where premeditated murder of innocent children takes place is something unheard of for him.
He said the sit-in movement has awakened the nation and that he will still push the formation of judicial commission to probe the alleged election rigging, adding that a re-election will be inevitable if the commission proves rigging.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has welcomed Khan’s decision and has promised PTI’s concerns regarding the election rigging will be addressed and ‘compensated’.
The opinion leaders have hailed Imran Khan’s move
Imran Khan has shown himself to be a true leader – rising above party aims – by calling off his dharnas at a time of unity
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) December 17, 2014
— Raza Ahmad Rumi (@Razarumi) December 17, 2014
Thank you, Imran Khan for ending the dharna, and joining hands with the PM to stand united against Pakistan's real enemy: the TTP.
— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) December 17, 2014
— Ali Dayan Hasan (@AliDayan) December 17, 2014
— Shahvaar Ali Khan (@shahvaaralikhan) December 17, 2014
All the respect in the world for @ImranKhanPTI and every PTI member for calling off the Dharna and setting a great example of national unity
— M. Jibran Nasir (@MJibranNasir) December 17, 2014
The attack on Army Public School in Peshawar is one of the deadliest in the country’s history that left 141 including 132 schoolchildren dead and dozens wounded.