Imran Khan appeals to Supreme Court judges to save democracy in Pakistan
In an address to the nation via social media, the 70-year-old Khan also said that his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party was under a massive crackdown and the regime had jailed the entire leadership and Even those who are not part of the party. Referring to the top judiciary, Khan said, “You are our last hope.”
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday appealed to the judges of the Supreme Court to save democracy in the country, saying, you are our last hope. He made the appeal amid speculation of a ban on his party following attacks on military installations by his supporters. In an address to the nation via social media, the 70-year-old Khan also said that his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party was under a massive crackdown and the regime had jailed the entire leadership and Even those who are not part of the party. Referring to the top judiciary, Khan said, “You are our last hope.”
There are reports that the internet connection at Khan’s residence in Zaman Park has been disconnected. He said, “Judges of the Supreme Court, the country is looking towards you and your unity is very important for the people. It is now up to you to save this country and stand up for it as Pakistan is becoming a ‘Banana Republic’. Khan also offered talks and said he would set up a committee to hold talks with those in power. ready to do. Violent protests broke out after Khan was arrested by Pakistan Rangers on May 9.
His party workers had vandalized a dozen military installations, including the Lahore Corps Commander’s House, the Mianwali airbase and the ISI building in Faisalabad. The army headquarters in Rawalpindi was also attacked by the mob. Police put the death toll in the violent clashes at 10. Fearing retribution, several leaders including former Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari and former Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry have quit PTI. Khan said Mazari’s departure from politics was a loss not only to his party, but to the entire country and its democracy. At present, more than 10,000 of our workers are in jail, Khan said.
They are being treated as if they are foreign enemies, but even prisoners of war have rights. Khan said, I have told my men to hide. I am telling my workers and office bearers that there is no need for you to come out. Don’t stay in your homes, hide. Khan said that this atrocity will not destroy his party, but will increase its popularity further. His comments came hours after Defense Minister Khawaja Asif said that the government was considering banning PTI due to attacks on military installations by Khan’s supporters. Asif told reporters, “The decision (to ban PTI) has not been taken yet, but it is definitely being reviewed.”
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