Imran Khan to hold protest rally in Islamabad against ‘corrupt’ Pak govt

0
46
Imran Khan to hold protest rally in Islamabad against ‘corrupt’ Pak govt

In continuation of the protests against Pakistani PM Shehbaz Sharif’s “imported and corrupt” government, the former PM Imran Khan issued a call for holding a rally in Islamabad on July 2

Topics


Imran Khan | Shehbaz Sharif | Pakistan government

ANI 

Last Updated at June 26, 2022 08:43 IST

In continuation of the protests against Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s “imported and corrupt” government, the former PM Imran Khan on Saturday issued a call for holding a rally at Islamabad’s Parade Ground on July 2.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, in a video message from Islamabad, said the demonstration will be held next Saturday evening for Islamabad locals and those from Rawalpindi.

“Those in Peshawar, Lahore, Karachi, Multan and our big cities … I’m telling everyone that you have to carry out protests on Saturday night and I want you to fully participate, not for me, but for the future of you and your children,” reported the Dawn quoting Imran Khan.

Hitting at the current Shehbaz government, Imran said that it is trying to instil fear in people. Imran continued urging the people to not succumb to this fear and fight against the fear.

Imran said that the government is now playing the fear card as it has come to the realization that its “illicit” means now stands exposed in front of the people.

He told his supporters to not worry and asked them to “break this idol of fear.” “It’s a very big idol. It will make you a slave and if you start to worship this idol then remember you will increase injustices against yourself.”

The former prime minister railed against the government on its budget for the next fiscal year and the recent amendments to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) laws, adding that he feared the country had been taken to the stage of a “failed state”, as per the media portal.

“It should be clear that they had no preparation to fix the economy or bring the prices down.”

Imran Khan said that the Shehbaz government is always looking for ways to whitewashing their corruption. Speaking further, Imran criticised the increased tax provisions in the budget. He said that the salaried class had been further burdened and the government’s recent “super tax” on certain corporate sectors would lead to inflation, unemployment, reduced competitiveness and arrest growth.

He termed the recent NAB law amendments as country’s “destruction”. “They’ve dug the grave of Pakistan’s justice system and the future is in darkness,” he said.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,



Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.


We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

Read More

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here