Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has said that he would announce the date for the “biggest protest in Pakistan’s history” in the coming days.
In an address during the party’s National Council meeting on Wednesday, the former prime minister said that they [the party] had to “go all-in” for their movement for ‘true freedom’. He added that he would be giving the date in the next few days.
Imran Khan stated that the party was in consultation with its lawyers and that this would be the biggest protest in the country’s history.
The PTI chairman called on his party workers to prepare, adding that he had conveyed to all party organizations to be prepared.
Imran said that they were waiting to get the all-clear from the Supreme Court.
The PTI chairman said that he did not think of it as politics, but as jihad for the country, and called on his workers to prepare when they were given the date.
Imran Khan also criticized the incumbent government, saying that they did not dare take any step without “permission” from the United States.
The former premier also spoke about the prevailing inflation, saying how the PTI had raised petrol and diesel prices by a total of Rs55 and Rs50 respectively but the current government had raised prices by Rs60 in just 10 days.
Imran Khan also stated that when the PTI was in power, the opposition [now ruling government] had protested on inflation. He asked participants to compare the two months of the incumbents to the PTI’s tenure, implying that inflation was higher currently.
He pointed out that this proved that inflation was not the cause of the PTI government’s ouster but the then opposition had a different objective which now had been revealed.
Imran Khan also raised questions about why the government had not inked an agreement with Russia for cheap oil, adding that the PTI government had engaged in negotiations for a deal on cheap oil.