KARACHI: Within 24 hour of his ouster from Prime Minister Office, a large number of Karachiites thronged main Rashid Minhas Road on Sunday evening on a call of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan to lodge their protest against a “foreign conspiracy” that led to his fall.
The protesters also vowed to resist what they called an “imported” government.
Taking out rallies from different parts of the city, a large number of PTI workers and supporters, including women and children, converged near Millennium Mall where the party leaders addressed the charged crowd and promised that the momentum would continue against the “international conspiracy”.
They also asked Karachiites to be ready for the next call of the protest and vowed that the campaign against the recent political development would be further expanded to other parts of Sindh.
Carrying party flags and chanting slogans, the protesters in cars, motorbikes and other mode of transport reached the venue of the protest, where many of them seen dancing to the tunes of party songs.
Addressing the protesters, PTI-Karachi president Bilal Ghaffar said that Karachiites would not forgive those who “betrayed” and sold out their votes” for their short-term petty gains.
“One can see that Karachi has turned up in solidarity with their leader Imran Khan and they would be out in the street every time he would call,” he said.
PTI leader Khurram Sher Zaman said the entire nation supported the principled approach of Imran Khan. “Traitors of Pakistan leading different political parties are exposed before the nation.”
Published in Dawn, April 11th, 2022