ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Faisal Javed Khan announced the party chairman Imran Khan will lead the “biggest yet peaceful protest” in the country’s history in Rawalpindi on November 26.
The announcement came days after the promised long march ended to an uncertainty, where former Prime Minister Imran Khan sustained bullet wounds in his leg during the rally in Wazirabad on November 3, 2022.
Taking to his Twitter, Faisal Khan said that people have been raising demands for elections to get out of the crisis, for which the current government is blamed for.
“God willing, Imran Khan will lead the largest and most peaceful protest in the country’s history in Rawalpindi on November 26 – people demand that elections be announced to get out of the crisis – this is the problem of Pakistan and especially the poor people of Pakistan,” he tweeted.
In a tweet, he said that the “biggest problem” faced by Pakistan is its economy and blamed political instability for economic instability.
“The biggest problem today is the economy of Pakistan – Political instability is the cause of economic instability – The poor and middle class are suffering from severe problems – The country has reached the verge of bankruptcy – In such a case, a wise decision – People turn to the head. It has become inevitable to do- election is the only solution in the country,” he added.
PTI leader Asad Umar has called on residents of Rawalpindi to “get ready” for Imran Khan’s arrival on November 26, tweeting “Pindi, get ready! Kaptaan is coming on Nov 26 along with the rest of the country.”
Meanwhile, former Pakistan minister and PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said that the party will disclose its strategy if elections are not held after the appointment of the new army chief, as The Economic Times reported.
Fawad Chaudhry said that PTI has called on the government to announce the date for elections. However, he stressed that the incumbent government was fearful about its defeat in the polls, as per the Dunya News report.
“The government should announce the polls date so, we can settle the rest of the framework,” Dunya News quoted Fawad Chaudhry as saying.
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Ever since his government was toppled, the Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has been fighting to return to office, leading a “long march” of protests to seek early elections that will facilitate his comeback.
But the government has repeatedly said the elections will be held as scheduled, in 2023.
Meanwhile, Khan maintains his ouster in a parliament no-confidence vote in April was unlawful. However, both Washington and Pakistan’s new Prime Minister, Shahbaz Sharif, denied.