Defiant Imran Khan again announces power show at Minar-e-Pakistan on Wednesday

LAHORE – Ousted premier and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has announced he would hold a grand power show at Lahore’s Minar-e-Pakistan on Wednesday (March 22).

Addressing his workers virtually, the populist leader said his party would be doing a power show at Minar-e-Pakistan on Wednesday, calling it a referendum that would tell who the masses stand by. He said everybody should know where the nation stands and where the ruling alliance and their handlers stand.

In his address, he explained why he did not address the nation on Saturday night, saying a person should not talk when he is fuming. Lamenting scores of cases against him and the police operation at his Lahore residence, Khan asked what his crime was.

The PTI chief said whenever he left for any place, a new case was registered registered against him. He slammed the Sharif-led government for allegedly plotting his assassination, saying these people were now hiding behind their handlers.

Recalling previous days, he said elections in Punjab were scheduled for April 30, and his party had decided to start its election campaign by holding a rally in the provincial capital on March 8.

As we got permission, police contingents placed containers and imposed Section 144 in the city. “How can Section 144 be imposed after announcement of elections?” he asked.

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