ISLAMABAD: On Imran Khan’s urging, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is planning a statewide “peaceful demonstration” against rising inflation tonight.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan had declared a day before that he will discuss his plans for his party’s statewide anti-inflation rally, which is set to take place today (Sunday).
The former prime minister, while chairing a meeting of his party’s spokespersons, stated that the nation’s future course of action will be decided in today’s (June 19) demonstration.
“Oppression and force will not prevent people from speaking up,” he continued.
During the meeting, the PTI chairman thanked the lawmakers on Pakistan’s removal from the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) grey list, particularly ex-energy minister Hammad Azhar.
When asked about the country’s growing prices, Khan said that the PTI has protected the country from global inflation.
“The present government is unconcerned about the people or the country’s future,” he stated, adding that “if the economy is disrupted, the situation would spiral out of control.”
Imran Khan went on to say that the “coalition government is putting the nation’s future at risk merely to save themselves,” and that the government is undermining institutions to stay in power.
Fawad Chaudhry, the former information minister, has urged for residents of major towns including as Multan, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, and Peshawar to demonstrate against “high inflation and lawlessness.”