The former ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) is all set to stage a nationwide “peaceful demonstration” tonight (Sunday) against rising inflation on the call of their leader, Imran Khan.
A day earlier, PTI Chairman Imran Khan had announced he would share his future course of action in his party’s countrywide protest on Sunday.
Chairing a meeting of his party spokespersons, the former prime minister said that the future course of action will be decided along with the nation in today’s (June 19) protest.
“Oppression and force cannot stop the people from raising their voices,” he added.
During the meeting, the PTI chairman congratulated the members, especially ex-energy minister Hammad Azhar, on Pakistan’s removal from the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) grey list.
Talking about the rising prices in the country, Imran said that the PTI shielded the nation from global inflation.
“The current government does not care about the people or the future of the country,” he said, adding that the “situation will be out of control if the economy was destabilised.”
Imran further claimed that the “coalition government is putting the future of the nation at stake just to save themselves” and alleged that the government is destroying the institutions to keep itself in power.
Former information minister Fawad Chaudhry called the people belonging to big cities, including Multan, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi and Peshawar to protest against “high inflation and lawlessness”.
Taking to Twitter, Fawad asked people to protest at Shah Abbas Chowk in Multan, Ghanta Ghar Chowk in Faisalabad, Commercial Market in Rawalpindi, F-9 Park in Islamabad, Liberty Chowk in Lahore, Shahrae Qaideen in Karachi.