Pakistan heading towards civil war: Imran Khan

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Islamabad, Sep 16: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Monday appealed to Pakistan's Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk to save the country from anarchy, as he feels the country is heading towards a civil war.

Addressing the participants of his sit-in, the cricketer-turned-politician also warned that a bloody revolution would take place in case the peaceful protest was hindered, Geo News reported.

Imran Khan, who said 30,000 policemen have been deployed at the protest site, alleged that just as the sit-in concludes every night, the policemen start detaining innocent people, snatch their wallets and mobile phones.

He appealed to the Supreme Court to play its role in stopping police brutality in Islamabad where protestors are staging sit-ins against the government.

Highlighting the sacrifices rendered by people for the supremacy of the judiciary, Imran Khan said it was the responsibility of the Supreme Court to fulfil its constitutional role to safeguard democracy, Dawn online reported.

Imran Khan was engaged in a war of words with former chief justice Ifitkhar Muhammad Chaudhry after he accused the former judge of alleged involvement in rigging in the 2013 elections but expressed confidence in Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk.

Imran Khan warned that he would remove the containers himself and in case police stopped the protestors, it would result in clashes. He also announced he would hold a historic gathering at D-Chowk Friday.

The protests led by PTI chief and Pakistan Awami Tehreek's (PAT) Tahir-ul Qadri began Aug 15 in an attempt to overthrow Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, whom they have accused of rigging the 2013 general elections.

IANS

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