MULTAN: Former Prime Minister Imran Khan demanded on Friday that the legislatures be dissolved and a new election date to be announced, or his party would march on Islamabad between May 25 and 29.
Imran Khan has called Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporters to be ready for the Islamabad March next week, and has announced that the party's Core Committee would meet on May 22 to finalise the date. He referred to "recent happenings," such as the election commission of Pakistan de-seating 25 members of the Punjab Assembly for breaking party discipline.
Since his government was overthrown by the 11-party alliance in a vote of no-confidence, Imran Khan has demanded a new election. The PTI chairman, who has addressed a series of large public gatherings across the country, has set a May 20 deadline for the election date announcement.
He detailed the accomplishments of his three-year administration, including economic stabilisation despite a global recession in the aftermath of the Covid-19 outbreak. He invited everyone to attend the march, which he claimed would be the largest in South Asian history, including men, women, students, lawyers, and intellectuals.
He slammed the purported American pressure to launch drone strikes inside Afghanistan and the use of Pakistani airspace. He claimed that in the past, governments had failed to protest the collateral damage caused by drone strikes in tribal areas. He stated that Pakistan had fought other countries' wars and sacrificed 80,000 people.