Imran warns of taking to streets if government disobeys SC orders

Imran Khan, leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and a former prime minister, has threatened to “bring the nation out on the streets” if the government disobeys the Supreme Court’s instructions over the Punjab elections.

At Zaman Park late on Sunday night, the PTI hosted an event for its employees to commemorate Eid.

The PTI Chairman voiced concern that the PDM-led government might disobey court decisions while speaking at the occasion via video link. He threatened to mobilize the populace in the streets if this occurred.

Imran said, “I can contact [the workers] at any moment to have the country ready [for demonstrations].

The former premier emphasized that his campaign for “real freedom” was actually his effort to have “everyone obey the law,” saying that his party supported rule of law and justice.

“Justice and the establishment of rights are the only ways society can become free,” he claimed.

He said that “these people are slaves to money” and lambasted Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for “begging” other countries to grant the country financial assistance.

Imran lamented that he was unable to punish the PDM leadership, saying that “if the major thieves are not caught, then the nation faces its downfall.”

Nevertheless, he ascribed this failure to previous army commander general (retired) Qamar Javed Bajwa. He said that he was powerless to stop them since Bajwa had no problem with corruption.

The PTI leader claimed that “the justice system will have to be amended” in order to get the nation out of its predicament.

He lamented that the PTI workers had “been picked up by security forces,” calling it “the worst example of injustice.”