PTI brings out rallies in solidarity with Supreme Court, CJP
LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has held rallies across the country in a show of solidarity with the Supreme Court and Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial amid stand-off between judiciary and the government over elections date.
In a video message issued on Twitter today, PTI chief Imran Khan called on the people to venture forth from 5:30pm to 6:30pm to show their solidarity with the Supreme Court and CJP Umar Ata Bandial.
He said that the country is currently at a decisive phase of the history. “Today, Pakistan is going through record inflation and unemployment and a mafia is seizing it. The incumbent government is
afraid of facing defeat in the elections.”
Imran Khan blamed the government for deliberately taking steps for destroying the Constitution and the Supreme Court (SC). “A mafia is running propaganda against the CJP and SC judges. I am appealing to the
nation to come out for showing their solidarity with the CJP on Saturday evening.”
“I had made maximum efforts to hold elections before the formation of a new government. Constitution also orders to hold elections in 90 days after the dissolution of the assembly. 15 judges of the Supreme Court (SC) had also given their opinion to hold polls in 90 days but the caretaker government is unwilling to organise polls.”
PTI chief Imran Khan reiterated that elections are the only solution to pull the country out of the crisis.
Rallies across the country. PTI also held rallies in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Karachi, Peshawar and other cities on Saturday evening simultaneously. The rally in Lahore – which was led by party chairman Imran Khan – ended at Lakshmi Chowk. The PTI’s Twitter account shared footage of Imran’s vehicle leading the rally in Lahore.
The PTI also shared footage of the Rawalpindi rally showing large numbers of party supporters on the streets.
Meanwhile, a rally – which was led by Aftab Siddiqui and others – was held in Karachi from Shahre Faisal to Numaish.
On the other hand, PTI workers and supporters have started gathering at F-9 Park in Islamabad to express solidarity with SC and CJP Bandial.
However, the police have imposed Section 144 in the federal capital and closed the Mehran Gate of F-9 Park. TF REPORT