PTI to hold rally in Karachi on 17th

As part of a countrywide protest campaign against the removal of its government, the PTI will hold a public meeting in Karachi on April 17. In a Twitter post, PTI leader Asad Umar asked Karachiites to “get ready” to welcome former prime minister Imran Khan.

The PTI will stage a rally at Mazar-e-Quaid ground on April 17, he added. “Pakistan will see how Karachi stands with its leader for a khuddar Pakistan,” he added. Earlier on Monday, PTI decided to resign from the National Assembly after former prime minister Imran Khan said that he would not sit in the assembly with “thieves”.

Confirming the decision, Sheikh Rasheed said that sitting in the assemblies would further strengthen Shehbaz Sharif and therefore it had been decided to resign from the National Assembly. Separately, the workers of PTI gathered in various towns of different districts of Sindh after Iftari to register their protest against the removal of Imran Khan from prime minister’s office. A large number of party workers gathered in Mithi, Umerkot, Mirpurkhas, Sanghar, Badin, Tando Adam, Tando Allahyar, Tando Mohammad, Hyderabad, Larkana, Sukkur, Khairpur, Shikarpur, Matli, Nawabshah and other towns of the province to register their protest and to show solidarity with Imran Khan and other party leadership.

Addressing the protesting workers, the leaders of the party said that the corrupt and thieves ganged up to oust Khan under a conspiracy hatched by America. They said that they would stand with Imran “to fight evil forces and bring the country on the path of prosperity and progress”. They claimed that Imran Khan was being punished for his bold stance against ant-Islam and anti-Pakistan forces. Imran Khan would again become the prime minister of the country with a clear and absolute majority, they added.

The PTI leaders have said that former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan would address a big public gathering at Bag-e-Jinnah in Karachi on April 17. Syed Ali Zaidi, the provincial president of PTI Sindh, Haleem Adil Sheikh, the Leader of Opposition in Sindh Assembly, and other party leaders told media persons that the people of Karachi would make history by attending the public gathering in thousands. They expressed hope that Imran Khan would be welcomed by an ocean of people on his arrival in Karachi.

They said that tens of thousands of people came on the roads late Sunday night to show their support and express solidarity with Imran Khan who, according to them, had waged war against the imported government. They said the day was not far when the PTI, under the leadership of Imran Khan, would grab power from “thieves” by getting a huge mandate in elections.

Hanif Samoon is a senior journalist based at Thar/Badin and contributes reports from different districts of Sindh to Minute Mirror. He has won a number of awards, including the Agahi Award twice for his stories on health and child rights. He tweets @HanifSamoon1 and can be reached through email at