Pakistan: Imran Khan directs party leaders to get ready for 'Jail Bharo' movement
Lahore: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has directed the party leadership, workers, and supporters to get ready for Jail Bharo Tehreek (court arrest movement).
He said an announcement in this regard will be made soon.
Imran’s comments come in the wake of sedition cases filed against his party’s Senior Vice-President Fawad Chaudhry and former member of National Assembly Shandana Gulzar, while Senator Azam Swati and Shahbaz Gill were booked earlier for speaking against the military, The News International reported.
Imran Khan, while addressing his supporters via video link, asked the workers and his party leaders to start preparing for the movement.
Imran Khan said that the ruling coalition was using tactics to delay the general elections, adding that he never saw an interim government in the country’s political history that was busy targeting opponents.
The PTI chief said, “We have two options: Considering what they have been doing, we could have gone for a wheel-jam strike and demonstrations which is also a way and a democratic one."
“But since the state of the economy is so bad, it’ll worsen. Therefore, I ask all my workers, the Pakistani nation and everyone to prepare for the Jail Bharo movement,” he said.