ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, while addressing a press conference on Monday, announced a new date for Islamabad ‘siege’.

Imran warned the ruling Pakistan Muslime League-Nawaz (PML-N) government of strong reaction if it attempted to fail the ‘massive’ protest using force.

The PTI chairman invited every Pakistani to participate in the sit-in on November 2 “to move the country towards prosperity by getting rid of corrupt leaders”.

There would not be any sit-in after the one to be held on November 2 as it was the decisive move by the political organisation, said Imran.

Imran also took a jibe at different political parties for not being ‘serious’ to counter government’s corruption. He claimed that Asif Ali Zadari stood on the same platform with the corrupt government and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the issue.

The protest in Islamabad by PTI was announced by Imran on September 30 in a rally in Lahore’s Raiwind while he ‘granted’ the prime minister time by the end of Muharram to present himself for accountability.

Months ago, names of several Pakistanis - including Nawaz Sharif’s children Maryam, Hussain, and Hasan - surfaced in one of the world’s biggest ever data leaks through an online searchable database made public by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in April 2016, following which the prime minister had formed an inquiry commission to probe his family’s alleged links to offshore accounts.