ISLAMABAD - Unlike its political ‘cousin’ Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), which announced on Tuesday to call off its sit-in at the Constitution Avenue, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has announced to continue with its sit-in there till the resignation of Prime Minister.

PTI Chief Imran Khan while addressing his supporters at the D-Chowk of the Constitution Avenue Tuesday night, said that he would not leave this container unless Prime Minister Nawaz Shairf resigns and an independent inquiry into rigging of 2013 general elections is held. He made these remarks soon after PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri announced to call off his sit-in that sent a wave of jubilation among the government circles.

Khan also asked the Speaker National Assembly to accept the resignations of PTI legislators, what he said a drama was being played by not accepting their resignations.

“Why are you not accepting our resignations. We don’t recognize you this fake assembly, so accept our resignations,” he said.

He added that they would not leave the sit-in venue despite the fact that the month of Muharram was starting and had made a good plan to pressurize the government more.

He asked Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq that for how long he would delay the process of recounting of votes in his constituency and said,” I will not leave this place until the audit of last general elections starts.”

He also announced that the PTI would file a case against the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for not displaying form 14 (result sheet at a polling station) and form 15 on its website.

About the efforts of the government to bring electoral reforms through Electoral Reforms Committee, Imran said mere electoral reforms would not bring any change. “The system would not change unless those involved in rigging is held accountable,” he said.

Mentioning former Additional Secretary ECP Afzal Khan and former chairman NADRA Tariq Malik, he said that those persons were punished who had been working honestly and the corrupt were awarded.

He demanded of the government to reduce prices of petroleum products by Rs 15 per liter keeping in view the decrease in prices of oil in the international market.