PTI determined to go to Waziristan to protest against Drone strikes
A story in some papers claims that Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan has threatened Chairman PTI Imran Khan with suicide attacks during the party’s peace march to Waziristan. Whatever the authenticity of the threat, the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf is determined to go ahead with its planned peace rally to Miran Shah on September 23rd. This rally will demonstrate solidarity with the people of Waziristan whose life has been turned into living hell by repeated drone attacks. When told of the alleged threat by the TTP, the Chairman PTI Imran Khan said, “A man of faith does not fear death”. As regards the charge of his being a liberal, He said that only God understands what is in a person’s heart and such labels are meaningless.
He went on to add that “It would be an honour to give the ultimate sacrifice of one’s life to protest American lack of care for the innocent men, women and children of Waziristan who have died in thousands by American drone attacks. He further said that this is a march that will project to the world the hardships of the ordinary people of the region who have been a caught in a brutal and senseless conflict. No real or imagined threats would therefore diminish the resolve of the party to lead a peace rally to Waziristan.