Former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday announced his decision to dissolve all assemblies as he would not be part of the corrupt system.

Addressing the participants of PTI Haqeeqi Azadi march in Rawalpindi, he said he has decided not to enter Islamabad to save country from falling into chaos.

He said he would announce the date for dissolving assemblies after consulting parliamentary party.

Imran called on his party’s supporters asking them to free themselves from the fear of death if they wanted to live freely.

Addressing the PTI Haqeeqi Azadi march in Rehmanabad, Khan said: “Fear turns an entire nation into slaves.”

In his first public appearance since being shot in an attempted assassination attack earlier this month, the PTI chief referred to the incident of Imam Husain’s martyrdom and how the people of Kufa did not come to his help due to fear of reprisal from the authorities.

He alleged that all those quarters saying his party had concocted a “false narrative”, around a US cypher and a subsequent regime change conspiracy to remove his government, were actually part of the conspiracy itself.

Imran questioned whether the cypher did not exist or was not put before the National Security Council or whether US ambassador Donald Lu had not had a conversation with Pakistan envoy Asad Majeed.

“Didn’t the NSC say protest against America and send them a demarche … When all this is the truth then how can someone say this was all a drama?”

He said he was asked not to leave house as “my life is in danger. I was told that it is very difficult for me to travel with injured leg.”

Narrating the assassination bid in Wazirabad, he said if he did not lean during the second round of firing, bullets would have hit him. “I found out that Allah saved me,” Imran added.

He said that 12 people standing on the container were shot. But Allah saved all of them. Four bullets were retrieved from Imran Ismail’s clothes, he continued.

“Many attempts were made to humiliate me. They indulged in my character assassination because I used to call them thieves,” he maintained.

The former prime minister said that never so many people came out for a prime minister in Pakistan as they came out for him.

He said slaves are always slaves. A slave nation cannot rise, only free nations prosper. Only free people do great things.

He said freedom never dashed out; one has to render sacrifices to win freedom. One has to fight to break shackles.

He mentioned the plight of haris (farm workers) in Sindh who are subjected to torture by the landlords because there is no rule of law in the country.

At the end of his address, Imran administered oath on the marchers that “we will always abide by the constitution. We will stand by Imran Khan and fight along with him for Haqeeqi Azadi. We will not bow before anyone but Allah.”


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