LAHORE: Prior to tonight’s public gathering of the party at Minar-e-Pakistan, the police began a crackdown on PTI members on Saturday, and several of the routes leading there have been blocked,
On Twitter, PTI Chairman Imran Khan urged his followers in Lahore to join the jalsa following Taraweeh prayers, which he predicted would “break all records.”
Tonight will be our 6th jalsa at Minar i Pakistan & my heart tells me it will break all records.I am inviting everyone in Lahore to attend after Tarawih prayers.I will give my vision of Haqeeqi Azadi & how we will pull Pak out of the mess cabal of crooks have put our country in.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 25, 2023
The former prime minister, who was removed from office by a vote of no-confidence in April of last year, stated that he will present his ideas for “Haqeeqi Azadi” and how to get the nation out of the hole that the “cabal of crooks have put our country in.”
Khan emphasized that it is the people’s fundamental right to be a part of a jalsa while claiming that the [government] will throw barriers in the way of the supporters joining the gathering.
He said, “Everyone must exercise their right as citizens of a free nation that attained independence & come to Minar in Pakistan.
They will put all sorts of hurdles to prevent people from attending, but I want to remind our ppl that it is their fundamental right to attend a political gathering. Everyone must assert their right as people of a free nation that won its independence & come to Minar i Pakistan.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 25, 2023
The public gathering for today will take held at Lahore’s Minar-e-Pakistan at 9 o’clock following Taraweeh.
PTI has been given permission by the district government to host a gathering at the Minar-e-Pakistan tonight, but containers have been placed on several of the routes leading there, including the ones heading into and out of Lahore.
There are no longer any access points from the Ravi Bridge or Train Station to the Minar-e-Pakistan, and containers have also been set up near the Shah Alam Market.
In contrast, the police detained around 50 PTI members from various Rahim Yar Khan neighborhoods, while in Multan, 26 members, including PTI leader Javed Akhtar Ansari’s son, were detained.
According to PTI, several workers from Lodhran and Bhakkar have also been detained.
نکلیں اظہر مشوانی، حسان نیازی اور لاکھوں نوجوانوں کی امیدوں کو قائم رکھنے کے لیے— PTI (@PTIofficial) March 25, 2023
نکلیں اپنے آج اور مستقبل کے لیے
نکلیں پاکستان کے لیے
آج بعد از نماز تراویح، مینار پاکستان لاہور!
#حقیقی_آزادی_جلسہ #Release_Azhar_Mashwani pic.twitter.com/UmZxzeIK8b
As part of his ongoing election campaign, the former prime minister announced holding a “historic” public gathering on March 19 at Lahore’s Minar-e-Pakistan.
PTI was instructed by the Lahore High Court (LHC) to let people go about their daily lives instead of conducting a rally. After then, Imran Khan once more declared a power show on March 22 at the same location.