Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan said that “those in PDM and the journalist community who are cheerleaders for this ‘yazeediyat’ should know that this is not dismantling PTI but our democracy i.e. our freedom.
The former prime minister in this long tweet on Thursday wrote, “Last year on the 25th of May commenced our descent into fascism. While three long marches by PDM during the 3.5 years of PTI govt were allowed without any hindrance, we faced the full force of state terror.”
“Houses broken in the middle of the night and PTI office bearers and workers kidnapped. And then whoever got to Islamabad faced tear gas, rubber bullets, and police brutality. “
Khan said that “Some of us thought it was one off but that was just the beginning.”
According to him, “Today the largest and the only Federal party is facing the full fury of state power without any accountability. Over 10,000 PTI workers and supporters are in jail including senior leadership and some are facing custodial torture.”
He stated that on the pretext of arson on the 9th of may (condemned by the entire PTI leadership) the state is trying to dismantle the party including “forced divorces” and trying PTI members in military courts.
“However this attempt to enslave us will fail as we have a politically aware young population who despite the media being muzzled gets its information from Social Media.”