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PTI Chairman Imran Khan Thursday asked Pakistanis to gear up to start a campaign for “actual independence” and wait for his call to Islamabad, as the ousted premier stressed he would not accept the “imported government” at any cost.

LAHORE:– Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is holding a massive rally at the Minar-e-Pakistan on Thursday.Imran Khan has turned towards the masses after his ouster as the prime minister. His rallies in Peshawar, and later in Karachi, had huge success as thousands came out to support him.

Three different enclosures have been set up for the rally, general enclosures for the general public, ladies for women and family enclosures for the families.

A main stage with 40 containers had been prepared for the rally that has a seating capacity of 100 people.

Separate containers for media, social media and MPs have been prepared. Police as well as members of the PTI special committee are also on duty for the security of the rally. Those attending the rally had to go through three levels of security checks while special cameras were installed in the women s enclosure.

Imran Khan

Addressing the messive rally, Imran Khan thanked the people for turning out in a huge number at the Minar-e-Pakistan rally. He also thanked almighty Allah for making the huge crowd of people a nation.

“I knew the people of Lahore will not disappoint me,” he said and added he has never addressed this huge rally throughout his political career.

He said that he will today give a plan of action to the people, adding that we will never accept the slavery and imported government.

The PTI chairman said that the government that came to power through conspiracy is scared of the election and those who polish shoes of imperials have been imposed on the country.

Imran Khan said a foreign country didn’t like his visit to Russia, adding that relations with China, Russia and other Muslim countries were aimed at benefiting the nation.

He said Pakistan was running out of gas and he planned to sign a deal with Russia for gas, while Moscow was also ready to give us oil on 30 percent discount.

Khan went on to say that Russia also had plans to import 2 million tons of wheat and the purpose of his Russia visit was to benefit the people Pakistan.

“India was also a close partner of the United States (US) and the neighbouring country was also purchasing oil from Russia. The US had also pressurised India to end ties with Russia but New Delhi rejected it by saying that it will maintain ties with Russia for its nation.”

He said that Pakistan witnessed record increase in exports, tax collection in the history and the best performance was of PTI government. Pakistanis sent $31 billion from abroad during PTI government’s tenure and we collected the most tax revenue in the history of the country.

He said Pakistan had the lowest unemployment in the whole subcontinent, adding that PTI govt adopted the best strategy during coronavirus pandemic. We have saved the country and economy at the same time during pandemic.

Imran Khan further said a conspiracy was hatched against Pakistan and former president Musharraf bowed down even on one phone call. “I spoke against joining anyone’s war at every forum and was named Taliban Khan,” he said.

He said we formulated foreign policy for the benefit of our people as over 80,000 people sacrificed their lives in the war on terror and the war caused a loss of more than $100 billion. “I had taken up the issue of blasphemy and Islamophobia on every platform. However, they did not like my move to raise my voice on this issue.” “I have never taken dictation from anyone nor I will do this in future.”

Sheikh Rashid

Former interior minister and Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed while addressing the rally warned that the civil war in the country will break out if anything happened to Imran Khan amid “security threats”.

He lauded the people of Lahore for attending the PTI’s public rally in large numbers. Regarding his recent KSA’s visit to Umrah, Sheikh Rasheed said he saw women crying for Imran Khan at Roza-e-Rasool (PBUH).

The former interior minister held PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari responsible for the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. “I will stand by Imran Khan till the last drop of my blood,” said Rashid while addressing the charged crowd.

Hammad Azhar

PTI s Minar-e-Pakistan rally started with the recitation of the Holy Quran in which former Federal Minister Hamad Azhar said that the puppet government was telling the story of empty national exchequer. He said the PML-N had left the national exchequer empty, adding that they didn’t provide buses to drive people to the rally spot.

The former minister said that people have come out for independent of Pakistan, adding that these thieves will be sent back to jails.

He said that millions of people are on the roads from Khyber to Karachi for the sake of their future and Pakistan. The former minister alleged that corrupt leaders have been given power in Pakistan through conspiracy.

Mian Aslam Iqbal

Speaking to the charged crowed at Minar-e-Pakistan, PTI leader Mian Aslam Iqbal said, “I thank the people of Lahore for proving again that Lahore is the fort of Imran Khan.”

He said the Mir Jafars including Shehbaz Sharif, Asif Zardari, Maulana Fazlur Rehman have made a deal for Pakistan s honor, adding that the whole nation is asking them to tell if anyone trades their mother for power.

Murad Saeed

Former minister and PTI leader Murad Saeed said that they will fight for national honor. We will never compromise on national sovereignty, won’t bow before anyone except almighty Allah.

Saeed further said that some looters were sold their conscience for billions of rupees, adding that if they got a chance, they will our country for Rs 50 billion. He said: “Our slogan is “Revolution or Election”, adding that we will fight every conspiracy against national pride and self-determination on all fronts.’

Murad Saeed asked people who raised the voice against Islamophobia at every international forum and get the resolution passed by the UN. He vowed to fight every conspiracy against Pakistan. Murad Saeed also took oath from the participants of the public gathering.

Asad Umar

The PTI secretary-general, Asad Umar in his speech said that this was the same ground from where Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah announced the establishment of a separate country for Muslims.

Fawad Chaudhry

Addressing the rally, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said that the whole enclosure of families is full and applauded the women for their participation in the rally. The whole colors of Pakistan can be seen in PTI rallies.

The former federal minister further said that Pakistan s decisions are being taken in Washington today. Khawaja Asif says that Pakistan should be ashamed of losing to India and such a person has been made a minister.

Kanwal Shauzab

Addressing the gathering, PTI leader Kanwal Shauzab while talking about the role of women in the struggle for the country said that women had participated in the Pakistan Movement in 1947 in large numbers., adding that today, women are participating in the real freedom movement to save Pakistan.

I salute women, she said.

She further mentioned that Allah has given us a zealous leader. It is Imran Khan, who told us what national pride and independent foreign policy is.

Imran Khan was removed from the conspiracy through a foreign country and the thieves were brought, do whatever you want, your days are numbered, said Kanwal Shauzab.

Zartaj Gul

PTI Leader Zartaj Gul in her address said that the court was convened on April 3 at midnight. She exclaimed that Imran Khan said at that time, now I will go to the people.

Talking about the foreign conspiracy she added a script was written in coordination with national traitors abroad.

The PTI leader brutally criticizing the PMLN led government stated that some thieves have been imposed on us.

The first cabinet meeting seemed as if a meeting of thieves and looters, she added.

She further lambasted PDM leadership expressing that they have no shame, adding that a script is also being written in the court of Allah.

You can never buy 220 million people, Imran Khan will win by a two-thirds majority, imported government unacceptable, unacceptable, she said.

Lahore rally live at sea view

Karachi administration created hurdle in Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf (PTI) plans to show Lahore’s rally live by installing screens at Sea View.

The PTI had made preparations to show Minar-e-Pakistan rally live through screens but was stopped by the local administration. Opposition leader in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh condemned the attitude of the administration.

He said that the Sindh government was scared of public reaction and police was creating hurdles on the orders of provincial government.

Haleem further said that in any case, we would show the Lahore rally live through live screen at the same place.

PM orders foolproof security

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has ordered foolproof security of former prime minister Imran Khan after he announced to attend Lahore rally.

PM Shehbaz has directed Interior Ministry to take immediate steps over report of security threat to PTI Chairman and asked Rana Sanaullah to personally monitor the arrangements.

Interior Ministry has penned letter to Home Secretaries of all four provinces, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan and ordered strict security arrangements for former premier.

Orange Line, Metro bus services suspended

In order to prevent any untoward incident over the security concerns after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Inaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan scheduled his power show in Lahore, Punjab government temporarily suspended the services of Metro bus service and Orange Line train.

The metro and orange line services will be completely closed at 4 o’clock today and the mass transit will start their working from tomorrow as per normal schedule.

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