SWABI -  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has termed the Supreme Court’s decision a victory for Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) workers who fought against the shelling and rubber bullets used by Punjab police when they managed to march to Islamabad on Monday.

The apex court has called on both the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) and PTI on Tuesday to submit their Terms of Reference (ToRs) for constituting a commission to probe the famous Panama Papers leak.

The chief minister returned to his camp established on Islamabad-Peshawar Motorway (M-1) after the PTI chairman sent out the message through social media website Twitter that, “Given brutal use of tear gas by Punjab police, I asked Parvez Khattak to retreat to Swabi, regroup, rest, get reinforcements.” However, after apex court’s decision, Imran Khan has announced to convert the lockdown plan into a ‘thanksgiving’ programme.

CM K-P, some ministers and workers stayed in the camp at Swabi to plan reinforcements and waited for Imran Khan’s call for further action.

After Khan’s press conference in Islamabad, CM Khattak repeated the chairman’s words while giving instructions to the workers to return to their homes, rest, make preparations for the ‘Thanksgiving Day’ at Parade Ground Islamabad.

“We (PTI leaders) hope that roads to Islamabad would not remain closed on Wednesday,” the CM said.  The party leaders and workers should reach the camp again on Wednesday at 1000hrs. We have planned to move from here to Islamabad according to the announcement made by the chairman, he added. He lauded the courage displayed by PTI leaders and workers, especially those who came from KP and fought their way to reach Bani Gala, despite the various hurdles put in their way.