Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Sunday said he would not be going to Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday but instead would go to the Supreme Court on Tuesday to challenge IHC’s ruling.
IHC last week had barred PTI from shutting down the capital during the November 2 sit-in.
Talking to the media outside his Bani Gala residence, Imran Khan reiterated his resolve to shut down Islamabad on November 2 and instructed all party workers throughout the country to reach Bani Gala ahead of the planned November 2 lockdown of the capital, to join him ahead of the party’s ‘show of force.’
Imran Khan said the credibility of the judiciary was on trial. “No one is bothering following the orders of the judiciary. The judiciary is on trial, not me,” he said.
The PTI chief said the police had cut off his residence and was not allowing food to be let inside. He added that it was illegal for the police to cut off food supplies.
“It is my right to question the government. What is the difference between Musharraf’s dictatorship and today’s democracy?” Khan asked.
On the sacking of Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid over the ‘planted story’ controversy, Imran Khan said Rashid was the government’s “sacrifice” but the real culprit had still not been caught.