Protesting peacefully is a part of democracy, not terrorism: Imran strikes back at PM

Imran Khan
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, in a direct reply to the premier’s remarks earlier in the day, said protesting in a peaceful manner is a part of democracy and not terrorism.

“The prime minister was asked a simple question regarding the acquisition of apartments worth billions in London,” said Imran.

Instead of giving us an answer, he is touring the country and blaming our earlier sit-in for delays faced by development schemes, added Imran.

The PTI chief also asked the prime minister to follow the example of other democratic leaders, and there actions following the Panama Papers revelations.

“Does this mean that as a prime minister you can commit any crime, but if we question your conduct then democracy is threatened,” questioned Imran.

Imran reminded the premier that it is the opposition’s responsibility in a democracy to be answerable to the people and the opposition.