LAHORE: Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has announced to start antigovernmental movement on Saturday.
While addressing All Pakistan Lawyers Convention outside the Supreme Court (SC) Lahore Registry, Imran Khan appealed to the lawyers to support him when he gives a protest call to the nation. He thanked the lawyer community for giving him a warm welcome.
“Lawyers have a big responsibility in this scenario as Pakistan needs the supremacy of law. The economy cannot be improved without a powerful justice system. We have to bring Pakistan out of the crisis.”
Khan announced that he is going to start a movement on Saturday for the real independence march. “When I give a call, you have to come out with me to get real independence for Pakistan.”
He once again criticised Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and said that the premier was begging everywhere during his foreign visits. He added that the current rulers were only trying to be in rulership without analysing the damages to the country.
The PTI chief said that the first NRO was awarded by former military ruler Pervaz Musharraf and now the current rulers were dissolving their cases after getting another NRO.
He further urged the public to never ever vote for those political parties whose leaders have vested interests lying outside the country, as he used the term “conflict of interest,” to define those leaders who have wealth outside the country.
Imran condemned those who were allegedly threatening PTI activists. “The constitution protects my freedom of speech,” he said, before repeating, “those who threaten you, you should threat them back.”
In the end, he invited lawyers to join his movement. “When I call you, you must come out for a prosperous Pakistan,” he said, adding, “I will give Pakistan real freedom.”