Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), announced on Saturday that the anti-government long march to Islamabad would begin in the last week of May.
In a video message on social media, the ousted prime minister claimed that Pakistan and its people had been insulted by a foreign-sponsored conspiracy that imposed a corrupt government on the country.
He urged every Pakistani, PTI supporter or not, to march to Islamabad in the last week of May to protest his country’s flagrant insult.
Khan said in his message that preparations for the long march would begin on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, and he urged the youth to take to the streets holding PTI flags.
“You will have to tell the world that Pakistan is a living nation […] and once the preparations are underway, Islamabad will be our next target,” the PTI chairman said.
Khan believes that a sea of people will descend on Islamabad, sending a clear message to the people: “No one from abroad can impose a corrupt government on us from now on.” The fate of Pakistan will be decided by the people of Pakistan.”
Moving on, the ex-prime minister stated that the PTI’s Core Committee has decided to call the meeting because “60 percent of the federal cabinet members are on bail.”
“The crime minister” is the title given to the person who becomes Prime Minister. “In the FIA and NAB, his [family’s] cases worth Rs40 billion are pending,” Khan said.
The chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PTI) reiterated that such people in power are a “insult” to Pakistan.
It’s worth noting that, since his ouster from power earlier this month, Imran Khan has hinted at a massive march to the country’s capital.
His party held three massive rallies in Karachi, Peshawar, and Lahore, demanding new elections.
On April 10, former Prime Minister Khan was deposed from power after the National Assembly voted against him on a no-confidence motion, making him the first Pakistani prime minister to be deposed in this way.
Khan has repeatedly blamed the US for the no-confidence vote, and he has refused to accept newly elected Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, saying, “There can’t be any greater insult to this country.” However, the allegations have been denied by the US administration of Joe Biden.