Imran Khan addresses District Bar and Public Meeting in Toba Tek Singh | Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
<table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="600" align="center" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&#160;</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="small_txt" height="20">Tuesday, March 31, 2009<br /> By by Our correspondent</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="small_txt">TOBA TEK SINGH: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said that the objective of the long march could not be achieved as only deposed judges were restored while illegally-appointed chief justice Abdul Hameed Dogar was allowed to complete his tenure.<br /> <br /> He was addressing the District Bar Association here Monday. He said it was pity that the PCO judges were still working. He said he did not know what happened when the long march was ended in Gujranwala. ìThe long march should have been ended only after the acceptance of all demands. Unfortunately, all the efforts of lawyers were made meaningless due to the abrupt ending of the long march,î he maintained. He said lawyers should remain vigilant and be ready to come on roads again in case of a conspiracy against the independence of judiciary. ???The lawyers??? movement forced the rulers to reinstate the deposed judges. Politicians had brokered a deal with former president Pervez Musharraf who was not ready to reconcile with them,î he claimed. <br /> <br /> He said his party was struggling for independent judiciary, independent election commission and free election. A true democracy is possible in the presence of these elements, he added. Criticising US President Barack Obama???s Afghan plan, he said, ???Obama says that stability in Pakistan is imperative for stability in Afghanistan but reality is that stability in Afghanistan is must for stability in Pakistan.??? <br /> <br /> He said Pakistan should refuse the Nato forces to join the so-called war against terrorism in order to maintain peace in the country. ìThe war against terrorism has given nothing to Pakistan except killing of thousands of innocent people,î he maintained. He alleged that President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani had spent Rs700 million on foreign tours for nothing. <br /> <br /> Regretting his support to former president Pervez Musharraf during his referendum, he said he had supported Musharraf???s seven-point agenda and he did not have lust for power. DBA president Ramzan Cheechi, secretary Irshad Ahmad and Rab Nawaz also spoke.<br /> <br /> Earlier, PTI chief Imran Khan was accorded a warm welcome and was brought to the Bar Room in a rally. <br /> <br /> Later addressing a public meeting at Akbari Plots, he said the NRO had absolved criminal politicians of all charges and now they were ruling the country. ???A man involved in 18 cases of murder is the governor of a province,??? he said. <br /> <br /> He reiterated that his party would make the country Islamic welfare state after coming into power. He said he was establishing an international university in Mianwali students where students would get free education and get international degrees through the university. He said Rs one billion was annually being spent on Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre and the amount came from people???s donations. He said 70 per cent patients were provided free treatment in the hospital, which was of an international standard. Dr Waheed Akbar, Mian Abdul Basit advocate and Chaudhry Tanveer Ahmad also addressed the public meeting.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href=""></a></p>