Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister has issued an ultimatum – RT World News

Imran Khan has warned the government that if elections are not held within six days, he will march in the capital with millions of people.

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday warned the country’s government that he would march in the capital with millions of people within six days unless provincial councils are dissolved and new elections are held.

Khan issued the ultimatum during a rally of thousands of protesters in Islamabad, where he called. “Import Government” It must be brought down with the force of foreign powers.

Khan, a former cricket star-politician, served as Pakistan’s prime minister for more than three-and-a-half years before being ousted in a no-confidence vote in parliament last month. He asserted that his confession had been obtained through torture, and that his confession had been obtained through torture.

Khan suggested he received threats from US officials for bowing to Washington’s demands and refusing to support sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine.

Since his ouster, Khan has held several rallies across the country, he said “All Pakistanis” To take to the streets “Send a message across Pakistan that the nation has rejected this imported government.”

On Wednesday, Khan said he would take part in a sit-in protest in central Islamabad with thousands of supporters until his demands were met. However, on Thursday morning, after authorities called in the military to defend the city center, he said he would leave Islamabad, threatening to return. “The whole nation” If there is no new election within six days.

He accused the government of taking the nation “Towards Anarchy” And trying to create divisions between the people and the police.

“I have decided that I will stay here until the government dissolves the assembly and announces elections, but from what I have seen in the last 24 hours, they (the government) are leading the country towards anarchy.” He was quoted by the Dawn News website.

Khan condemned the government for silencing and intimidating peaceful protesters by raiding their homes and arresting people taking part in his party’s processions.

“The government has tried everything possible to suppress our freedom march, they have used tear gas in peaceful protests, our homes have been raided and the privacy of our homes has been violated; But I have seen the nation free from the fear of slavery. He said.

Pakistan has deployed troops against the former prime minister

Khan noted that three protesters were killed during the protests in Karachi, two others were thrown from a bridge and thousands more were arrested after some protests in the country turned violent.

On Wednesday, the ousted prime minister called on his supporters to gather in D-Chuck, a town square near several important government buildings, and not to vacate the square until the “imported government” announces new elections.

After thousands of protesters began pouring in, the Pakistani government approved the deployment of military forces to protect its headquarters in the capital. Home Minister Rana Sanaullah tweeted that troops would be deployed to protect important government buildings in Islamabad’s Red Zone, such as the Supreme Court, the parliament building and the US embassy.

The government led by Prime Minister Sharif promised to stop Khan’s supporters from entering the capital, calling the rally an attempt. “Divide the nation and increase chaos.” Authorities have set up dozens of shipping containers and trucks to block roads in Islamabad ahead of Wednesday’s procession.

“The politics of dharna [sit-in] Harmful to development and stability. “ Sharif tweeted on Wednesday.

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