Imran Khan announces Minar-e-Pakistan power show yet again
PTI Chairman Imran Khan addressing party workers and supporters via video link from Lahore on March 19, 2023, in a video still. – YouTube/PTI
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, after yesterday’s “high drama”, once again announced a power show on Minar Pakistan on Sunday (March 22) amid chaos at his Zaman Park home and court. Spread. Complex in Islamabad where he appeared in the trial court in the Tosha Khana case.
It may be mentioned here that the former ruling party had the same plan to hold a “historic” rally at Minar Pakistan on March 19 (today). Lahore High Court (LHC) barred PTI from meeting in Lahore on Thursday.
A day earlier, police and PTI supporters clashed outside Khan’s Zaman Park residence and at the Islamabad Judicial Complex, injuring several people on both sides.
The former prime minister returned to Lahore from Islamabad after Additional Sessions Judge Zafar Iqbal canceled his non-bailable arrest warrant in the Tosha Khana case.
He has been embroiled in a number of court cases since he was ousted in a no-confidence motion last year and pressured the coalition government that replaced him to hold early elections.
Recalling the events that transpired since the announcement to start campaigning from March 8, he said: “I had decided to take out the rally on March 8 after taking permission from the police on March 7. The day they started installing containers and imposed Section 144.
He questioned how the authorities could impose Section 144 – double riding and ban on assembly of five or more people – after announcing the election date.
He claimed that despite all the drama, he decided to cancel his rally because he was afraid of chaos, but he [coalition government] They want to put me in jail in Balochistan, so I am unable to campaign for the upcoming elections.
“They intend to arrest me so that I am unable to issue tickets to my party leaders,” he said, accusing the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) of conspiring against him.
This is a developing story and will be updated with more details.
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