ISLAMABAD: Scores of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) workers and supporters brought out a rally on Sunday night to express solidarity with their leader Imran Khan, who according to them, was removed under an international conspiracy.
Prime Minister Imran Khan was voted out through a no-confidence motion in the National Assembly on Saturday.
Hundreds of charged PTI workers, including families, gathered at Zero Point who then joined a rally that headed to F-9 Park.
The participants raised slogans against the US and opposition parties in Pakistan.
Demand holding of early elections, term govt’s ouster a foreign conspiracy
“Imran Khan attempted to give the country an independent foreign policy. He visited Russia against the will of the US. He is the person who tried to make a vibrant Islamic bloc and hosted two back-to-back meetings of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Islamabad. But the US through Pakistani political parties removed him from power,” said Wajidullah Khan, a banker.
Raising slogans in favour of the former prime minister, he claimed that in the next elections people of Pakistan will take revenge against all those involved in the plot to remove Imran Khan by voting him back to power.
Another PTI supporter, Ghulam Rasool, who participated in the rally with his family, said: “We are here to support Imran Khan who was removed through a plot. We demand new elections, which are only solution to pull the country out of the current political tension.”
He requested the Supreme Court to take up the issue of the conspiracy letter to reach the truth. Mr Rasool, while showing a rubber bullet injury on his leg, which he said he received in the PTI sit-in of 2014, said the PTI workers will leave no stone un-turned in the next elections for getting two-third majority.
PTI MNA Raja Khurram Nawaz while addressing the rally at Zero Point said people of Pakistan had rejected the new government which was being set up on the basis of international conspiracy.
Meanwhile, MNA Ali Nawaz Awan told Dawn that the PTI would not accept the new government as ‘tainted’ politicians were all set to take the rein of the country.
He said PML-N leader Shahbaz Sharif, who was allegedly involved in multi-billion corruption scam, was now all set to become the prime minister. “So, we are rejecting this system,” he said. Mr Awan said former federal ministers Asad Umar and Fawad Chaudhry as well as other leaders were to deliver speeches at F-9 Park on Sunday night.
Published in Dawn, April 11th, 2022