Imran Khan gives 6-day ultimatum to govt to announce elections

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday has given a deadline of 6 days to the government to dissolve the assemblies and announce fresh elections.

Former Prime Minister while addressing to the protestors of the long march in Islamabad warned the government that if an announcement of elections will not be made, he will return to Islamabad. 

Imran Khan said he had reached Islamabad after 30 hours of travelling from Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

“Government has tried every method to crush our Azadi March, they used teargas on peaceful protest, our homes were raided and privacy of the homes were violated, however, I have seen the nation free itself of fear of slavery,” he said.

Imran Khan said three PTI workers lost their lives in Karachi while two workers were thrown off Ravi Bridge and thousands of others were arrested.

The PTI chairman lashed out at the government for “trying to create a divide between the people and the law enforcement agencies”.

After Imran Khan’s announcement, protesters of the sit-in also dispersed at the Numaish Churangi in Karachi.

Earlier, Imran Khan asked his party workers and supporters to reach D-Chowk.

The PTI chief Imran Khan while leading his party’s Haqeeqi Azadi March against the “Imported Government” reached Islamabad in the wee hours of Thursday where he delivered a short speech.

Imran Khan said that we are waging a “Jihad against this Imported Government” and asked the PTI workers that we will not move from here till the date for a fresh election is not announced.

On the other hand, Interior Ministry had summoned the Pakistan Army for the security of the Red Zone in Islamabad after Pakistan PTI workers and supporters reached Islamabad to attend the march.

According to a notification issued in this regard, Pakistan Army was summoned under Article 245 of the Constitution.

All security arrangements in Islamabad’s Red Zone were handed over to the Army. Pakistan Army personnel were stationed at PM House, PM Office, Supreme Court and other sensitive government buildings in the area.

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