‘Azadi March’: PTI warns government against use of force


PTI Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry addressing a press convention in Islamabad, on Would possibly 23, 2022. — YouTube/HumNewsLive

ISLAMABAD: As PTI prepares to go against the capital to call for early elections and ship the coalition govt packing, PTI’s senior chief Fawad Chaudhry Monday warned the federal government in opposition to the usage of drive to prevent the “Azadi March”.

In a press convention flanked by means of get together leaders, the previous news minister instructed the federal government that it will arrest PTI leaders and staff if it sought after, however it will now not be in its favour.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan had introduced the day before today that his get together’s much-anticipated Islamabad lengthy march would start on Would possibly 25 and he’s going to meet his staff and supporters at 3pm on the Srinagar Freeway.

The PTI chairman additionally instructed the employees that he could be main the march from Khyber Pakhtunkwa to Islamabad himself.

Laying out the plan for the march in his presser these days, Chaudhry mentioned Khan would depart Peshawar within the morning on Would possibly 25 and whilst main a rally from the KP capital, he would achieve Islamabad at the similar day.

He famous that the decision to march against Islamabad was once limited to folks in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkwa, whilst staff in Karachi would cling protests of their town.

The ex-information minister additionally mentioned that the PTI chairman would additionally announce the following motion plan on June 3, indicating that the march may prolong.

The PTI chief additional instructed the federal government that it will now not prevent “masses of hundreds of folks” from marching to Islamabad.

“Girls, youngsters, ex-servicemen, medical doctors, and bureaucrats shall be a part of our march. Retired generals can also be a part of our lengthy march,” claimed Fawad.

The previous federal minister mentioned there are “accountable” officials within the management who’ve knowledgeable PTI that they’re being “pressurised”. He claimed that a number of officials would renounce, however would now not play their phase in preventing the march.

‘Other folks don’t stand with present govt’

Shifting on, the ex-information minister mentioned the rustic was once dealing with “embarrassment” because of the Sharif circle of relatives and the Pakistan Democratic Motion (PDM).

However he additionally instructed the PML-N to carry an inter-party session and give up the coalition govt claiming that PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari had the higher hand and because of him, “Pakistan was once struggling”.

Berating the federal government, he mentioned that India had not too long ago slashed the cost of petroleum merchandise after it imported reasonable oil from Russia.

“We have been about to go into the similar deal, however we were not allowed to signal it.”

Praising the ousted govt’s accomplishments, Chaudhry mentioned all the way through their time period, the rustic witnessed a GDP expansion of 6% and larger employment alternatives.

He claimed that the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have made it transparent to the coalition govt in their intentions. The remark comes amid studies that Riyadh has related its reinforce to Islamabad with the revival of the stalled World Financial Fund’s (IMF) programme.

“Their international locations’ intelligence companies have instructed them that the folk of Pakistan don’t stand with the present govt,” he mentioned.

The ex-information minister mentioned with each passing day, financial and political crises have been deepening.

“Until the political scenario does now not settle, the commercial turmoil will proceed.”

He went on to mention that if the incumbent govt stays in energy for the following two to a few months, there’s a concern of Pakistan defaulting.

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