MULTAN (APS News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Sunday said that if his party was responsible for the Multan tragedy, a stampede that left seven dead and dozens injured, then he wouldn’t receive as much respect upon arrival in Multan, APS News reported.
PTI chief demanded the independent inquiry under headship of a judge.
Addressing the press after meeting the families of the deceased, Khan said that he was saddened after seeing the grief the families are going through.
He said if anyone has any doubts that they were behind the accident then their doubts are wrong.
Khan reiterated that District Coordination Officer (DCO) Multan did not cooperate.
“Why the gates weren’t open?” he asked. “The gates were locked at the time of exit.”
PTI chief demanded an independent and prompt inquiry of the tragedy. He said PTI can’t risk anyone’s life in their rally and that his party will learn its lessons from the investigation’s findings so that such accidents don’t repeat.
Imran Khan said that he will himself take control of the stage in the upcoming rallies. He further said that the two largest parties Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) are protecting each other.
Khan congratulated Malala Yousafzai upon winning the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 and said that Malala speaks for education which is part of PTI’s manifesto.
During the press conference, former member assembly Chunnu Khan Laghari also announced to join the PTI party.