Imran Khan refuses to budge
Former prime minister calls for boycotting Indian products
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Former premier Imran Khan has said jail threats and other such tactics can’t shatter his resolve to continue the anti-govt movement against the government.
“The way they tortured us was not even witnessed during the martial law eras,” Imran Khan said while addressing a gathering of lawyers at Bani Gala.
“The government is trying to throw me in jail to stop our movement but I am telling you, whether you put us in jails or resort to other measures, this movement will not stop,” the former prime minister said.
Imran Khan vowed to continue the campaign: saying that the anti-government movement and said that it would continue until the date for the next general election is announced. However, the government claimed that it would complete its term.
The ex-prime minister said he needed lawyers the most at this time to strengthen the movement. "It is the lawyers and the judiciary's responsibility to ensure that the rule of law is upheld in the country."
The PTI chairman said the "incumbent government was imposed on us through a conspiracy” and that was why his party was protesting. He told the gathering that this was a ”decisive” time for the Pakistani nation.
Imran Khan criticised the coalition government and said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his son — Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shahbaz — were about to be “convicted”.
He said international credit rating agency Moody’s has changed Pakistan’s economic outlook to negative, following which, Pakistan will not get loans from money lenders. “This government has put the country’s future at stake.”
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