PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday said he wanted to educate his supporters about what “jihad” really is because he did not want them to carry out suicide attacks.
“I have come to prepare you for jihad. First, understand what jihad is. If you don’t understand what kind of jihad you’re fighting then you’ll carry out a suicide attack,” the former prime minister said in a speech at the Bahawalpur Bar Association.
“I want you to prepare for the struggle after thinking and understanding,” he added.
Imran said he wanted the people to unite and bring about a “revolution in justice” so that the rule of law could be ensured and the powerful brought under the law.
He said Allah sent humans to ensure justice on earth and justice and humanity were what differentiated mankind from animals.
Imran said a civilised and humane society protected the weak from the powerful and if this element was lacking then it was just “a society of intelligent animals and nothing more”.
The former prime minister said that the PTI’s “jihad” was for “justice” in the country.
Imran also criticised his political opposition for their alleged corruption and claimed it was also responsible for the country’s woes such as the rupee’s depreciation and rising inflation.
He also hit out at the government for the events of May 25 when the police clamped down on the PTI’s long march to Islamabad and lamented that justice was not provided.
PUBLIC GATHERING: Later, addressing his supporters during a party gathering Imran said that Allah has put Pakistan through a great test while lamenting the loss of life and property in the recent floods.
The former prime minister said that the floods have caused destruction and it’s a difficult time for the people.
Imran said that the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) should collect data on the loss incurred due to floods so far, as it will help with relief activities.
“We’ll find out how many homes and fields were destroyed,” Khan added, while urging the people to come together for the support of affectees.
Following his consolation messages for flood victims during the party gathering, Imran turned to target his political opponents again.
While pointing his guns at Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the PTI leader said that while the nation is working hard, he steals their money and takes it abroad.
“You should never follow a leader who begs from other countries,” PTI chief said, addressing his followers at the gathering in Bahawalpur.
“Ten years ago, I asked them where they got the money from to buy property worth billions,” Khan added.
Criticising PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz, the PTI chief said that she denies having property in Pakistan, let alone in London.
“Poor Maryam does not even own property, can’t afford a two-time meal,” he said, adding that the Sharif and Zardari families have been plundering the country’s money since the last 30 years.
Taking a dig at dissenters, Khan said that the nation has awakened and it’s the end of turncoats.
“Those who sold their conscience have been left in the old Pakistan,” the former PM remarked.