Long March to Islamabad on May 25

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, center front, speaks during a press conference in Peshawar on May 22, 2022 (Photo: PTI/Twitter via Dawn).


PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan has announced to hold Islamabad long march on May 25, ARY News reported on Sunday.

Imran Khan addressed an important press conference after chairing the party’s core committee session to finalise the strategy and date of Islamabad’s long march.

Imran Khan said, “I will meet you in Islamabad at Srinagar Highway at 3:00 pm on May 25. I want to see people from all walks of life in the Islamabad long march on May 25.”

Tabling his demands, the PTI chairman said, “We are demanding the date of fresh elections and dissolution of the assembly. We want fair and free elections in the country. Our style of politics is peace and our public gatherings are attended by people from all walks of life and women.”

“In our politics, this is the jihad for our real independence. We will take legal action if hurdles are created for the peaceful long march. I will wait for you at Srinagar Highway on May 25.”

In his opening remarks, Imran Khan said that the PTI core committee finalised the date of the long march.

“A conspiracy was hatched in the United States (US) against the PTI government for regime change. The US-sponsored conspiracy was backed by the corrupt people of our country. The conspiracy had been started eight months ago and was unearthed in June 2021.”

“We had tried our best to foil the regime change conspiracy but unfortunately, we failed to thwart it. On March 7, a threat was given to Pakistan and the US knew everything about the next rulers.”

The PTI chairman said that the country was put on the path of development and prosperity during his tenure. The PTI-led government had also faced the tough challenges during the phase of the coronavirus pandemic and successfully saved the national economy.

He said that the present government has no plan to handle the challenges and the current rulers are afraid of taking decisions. Criticising his political rivals, Imran Khan said that an absconder and convicted person is giving suggestions to the government in Pakistan while the sitting PM is currently staying out of jail on a bail.

He reiterated that he had visited Russia to purchase cheap oil and wheat but the present government has no courage to pursue the plan. He added that he was trying to adopt an independent foreign policy for the country.

“It is very clear now that the current rulers came into power to dissolve the NAB [National Accountability Bureau] and their cases.”

“I have decided that we will march towards Islamabad. I am inviting people from all walks of life including ex-servicemen.

“I will meet you in Islamabad at Srinagar Highway at 3:00 pm on May 25. I want to see people from all walks of life in the Islamabad long march on May 25.”

Tabling his demands, the PTI chairman said, “We are demanding the date of fresh elections and dissolution of the assembly. We want fair and free elections in the country. Our style of politics is peace and our public gatherings are attended by people from all walks of life and women.”

( Source: ARY News )

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