ISLAMABAD - The government strategy to thin out PTI crowd by arresting its workers failed to make any major dent in the Islamabad sit-in and an enraged Imran Khan on Saturday went one step further from his demand of PM’s resignation by declaring that he will an example out of Sharif brothers.

But Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman had nothing new for his audience except repeating threats to police and government, despite his tall claims during the last week that would make some big revelations in his One-Nation Day speech on Saturday when his supporters would join the sit-in in large numbers.

Khan however succeeded in pulling a sizeable crowd as some rallies from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab led by hi party MPs joined the sit-in on Saturday evening. Islamabad Police in the capital and Punjab Police in Rawalpindi continued arresting PTI workers on pillion riding and other charges throughout the day but the government efforts to fail PTI’s show on completion of one month of their sit-in flopped as a large number of people made it to reach the venue.

PTI chief in his on and off addresses said, “I will (after coming into power) make an example out of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.” He said his peaceful workers were being arrested and tortured without any reason. “Nawaz Sharif, when the time comes I will bring you to justice,” adding that they would get register murder case against PM Nawaz and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.

Imran Khan said he would also teach a lesion to Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tahir Alam Khan and Punjab IGP Mushtaq Sukhera, and they would be put behind the bars. He said those police officers who refused to act upon the illegal orders of the government would be promoted in his rule. He said his party workers would besiege capital’s police stations on Monday if the arrested workers were not released.

Unlike his claims that he would name two Lahore based MNAs who are allegedly involved in killing of two MPs, Khan’s Saturday’s speeches focussed on the arrests of his workers. Condemning the government action he said such acts would not frighten them. “We will not get frightened like Nawaz Sharif who was brought up in the nursery of a military dictator,” he said.

“We want democracy, a strong democracy and we do not let loot and plunder continue in the name of democracy,” PTI chief said. He also stressed that they wanted independence from tyrants. He said when Pakistanis would become a nation in the true sense of the word they would not tolerate injustice with anyone. “We will ensure your rights, fight with the tyrants and will make you a great nation,” he said.

Khan told his audience that he was answerable before them about his income and the taxes he paid to the government. “I will be disappointed from you if you did not ask me about my income and wealth,” he said, referring to a time when he would be prime minister of the country. He condemned the rulers for pilling up their wealth in foreign banks. “Foreign Pakistanis send their remittances in Pakistan and the thieves sitting in assemblies send this money to foreign countries through Hndi,” he remarked. Expressing his concern he said Nawaz Sharif family used to give Rs2 billion tax in UK but only 1.5 million rupees in Pakistan.

PTI chairman claimed they were setting example of democracy as he asked his supporters to always speak truth to become a vibrant nation. “We will make the nation truthful and brave in the light of sayings of great poet Allam Iqbal,” he said, asking the students to read the philosophy of Iqbal to become successful in life. “If your PM would not be corrupt, there would be no corruption in the country,” he said. He said that the rulers were not saving democracy rather they were saving corruption.

He promised the crowd that he would collect taxes from the rich and spend it on the poor. He said he would close down PM House and Governor Houses and adopt simplicity. “I will bulldoze Punjab Governor House, Peshawar Governor House and then I would turn my eyes to Natia Gali Governor House,” he said, adding that these places would be used for the benefit of the common man. He said he would raise funds for the flood affected people and new Pakistan would be based on merit.

Earlier in the day, PTI Secretary General Jehangir Tareen addressing a press conference against the arrest of their party workers said that they would continue their sit-in and would not be intimidated with such acts of the government.