The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) declared on Thursday that a nationwide protest movement would begin on Friday to pressure the coalition government into holding early elections.
Since the fall of former prime minister Imran Khan in April, the PTI has called for quick elections numerous times, insisting that “early polls” are the only way to end the nation’s ongoing turmoil. The PTI also refuses to return to the National Assembly.
However, the government has disallowed holding early voting and informed the PTI that the elections cannot be placed before October due to the current situation, which includes floods, a census, and new delineations.
Imran made the decision today in a meeting with senior party members, Chaudhry informed the media.
To make it clear that the action will continue in all cities, he remarked, “These protests will be spearheaded by PTI MNAs in their constituencies.” Imran Khan will reveal the next course of action in three weeks.
A “massive rally” would be organised, according to Chaudhry, to demand the release of party senator Azam Swati, who has been jailed in connection with a case involving inflammatory tweets directed at senior military personnel.
After cancelling a long march in Rawalpindi in November and announcing intentions to dissolve the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies, the PTI head has now declared a return to the streets. However, those plans have not yet been carried out.
The dissolution of the KP Assembly has been linked to that of Punjab, whose attempts to dissolve its legislature were thwarted last week when the Lahore High Court reinstalled Parvez Elahi as chief minister and commanded him not to do so.
The former minister stated that the party will never accept individual verification in response to a query on the acceptance of the resignation of PTI MNAs.
“No PTI MNA is prepared to take a seat in the gathering. As a result, we have decided to ask the Supreme Court to resolve this issue,” he continued.