Imran Khan, the face of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, has stated his intentions to discuss a compromise with his political opponents amidst political chaos circumventing the nation. Addressing PTI workers via video-link from his residence at Zaman Park in Lahore, the chairman readily expressed his desire for a mutual compromise to be put in place “for the sake of the nation.”
“An assassination attempt was made on my head, and I am already aware of who carried this out. However, I am willing to forgive them.” This was supported with an analogy of former South African president and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela doing the same post the civil rights movement’s success in South Africa—Mandela had popularly forgave those who had placed him in jail.
This comes after Khan’s ‘jail bharo tehreek’—or ‘fill the jails movement’—was shut down by the PTI supremo only a number of days ago amidst clashes between public and private sector workers.