Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and Former Prime Minister Imran Khan
has again called for a long march to demand early elections in Pakistan. He has
requested his supporters to take a protest march from the eastern city of Lahore to
the capital Islamabad on October 28.
Some days ago, the local high court rejected the appeal of Imran Khan against the
verdict of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in the Toshakhana case. The
judge of the court also said that there is no obstacle for Imran Khan to participate
in any election. But on October 21, the Election Commission ruled that the position
of Imran Khan as a Member of Parliament was revoked in a case related to the
donation of gifts to the state treasury. Then the news spread that Imran Khan was
going to be banned from participating in elections for the next five years.
PTI leader Fawad Chowdhury has requested the people of Pakistan to come out of
their homes to get back their rights. Mr. Fawad has termed this decision of the
Election Commission of Pakistan as a “slap” in the face of 22 crore Pakistanis. He
said that the revolution has already started and no one can disqualify Imran Khan
except the people of Pakistan.
The supporters of Imran Khan held a small-scale protest recently. At a press
conference in Lahore on October 25, Imran Khan said that he will participate in a
long march with his supporters from Liberty Square in Lahore to Islamabad on
Friday around 11 a.m. local time. The distance between these two cities is 380 km
Imran Khan also said that he wants to send a message to the government to
announce the election immediately in Pakistan through this long march. He has
also requested the members and supporters of the party to avoid violence. He also
mentioned that this would be the biggest long march in the history of Pakistan.