KARACHI: After a day spent visiting various parts of the city, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan concluded his much-hyped rally in Jinnah Ground with a vow to return Karachi to its status of ‘the city of lights’.
Despite a spat between his party activists with the rival Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) earlier in the afternoon, the PTI leader met with little resistance as his convoy meandered through Karimabad, Mukka Chowk and Aisha Manzil areas that have strong support for the MQM.
The PTI leader said that he wants to see a peaceful Karachi, and instructed workers not to be involved in any clash or violence.
“The April 19 rally in Karachi will be historic,” said Imran Khan, referring to the public gathering scheduled ahead of the NA-246 by-election.
Khan, addressing the Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader, Altaf Hussain, said “What kind of welcome did you give us? When we left the venue, your people beat ours with sticks.”
He said the PTI is a peaceful party. “We protested for 126 days … not one bulb was shattered,” adding that they will not fight fire with fire… see more