Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan said this during his prime time shotgun address to the participants populating the anti-government protest sit-in outside Parliament House here on Thursday.
“I have educated the masses to stand up for their rights. I am happy to have shaken them out their slumber. The nation has awakened. The change, I have been striving for, has come to Pakistan”, Imran Khan said.
Cricketer-turned-politician Khan and populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri have gathered thousands of supporters in Islamabad since August 14 calling on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over what they claim was massive rigging of the 2013 election.
Khan also told his workers he would celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Azha here at the venue of sit-in with the protestors, adding the preparations for the same had already been made in great detail.
“I will spend all the Eid days here at the sit-in. I will also have my sacrificial he-goat slaughter here”, The PTI leader said.
Eid al-Azha, which means “Festival of the sacrifice”, is a major Muslim festival. It is the second of two religious holidays celebrated by Muslims worldwide each year. This year it is likely to fall in the first week of October.
Khan, who is all set to address a major rally in Karachi Sunday, said that he would launch his protest movement in ‘Mini Pakistan’ to boost his ‘Go Nawaz Go’ campaign.
“If Karachi rises to the occasion, the whole Pakistan will follow the suit”, said he.
The PTI leader went as far as saying that he aimed at delivering the jugular of Pakistan from the jaws of fear.
“Karachi is in the grip of land and water mafias. It is time for the metropolitans to reject these groups and join hands with PTI for a change for the better”, Imran Khan asserted.-