Ex-PM Khan to Announce Date of Anti-Government Long March to Islamabad Today

  • Khan intends to bring a “sea of people” to Islamabad in order to demand early elections.
  • The former Prime Minister has vowed to protest until new elections are held.

According to a video clip of him addressing his supporters shared on Twitter by one of his aides, Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan is expected to announce the date for his anti-government long march to Pakistan’s federal capital at a power show in Multan on Friday.

Khan became the first prime minister in Pakistani history to be deposed in a no-confidence vote last month.

He has since accused the US of orchestrating his administration’s demise with the help of his political opponents, claiming that Washington was irritated by his desire to pursue an independent foreign policy.

Officials in the United States have repeatedly denied the allegation.

“Our last political gathering before the Islamabad march will be tomorrow [on Friday] in Multan,” he can be seen telling a group of his supporters in a video clip shared by Usman Dar, his youth adviser.

“I will announce the day when my entire nation must arrive in Islamabad,” he said, adding that the march’s true goal was to secure “true freedom” for Pakistan.
Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, has called for early elections in the country and has promised to hold political protests until the new government announces the date for the next elections.

Khan had previously warned the government that a “sea of people” would descend on Islamabad in response to his call.

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