Former cricketer turned politician Imran Khan has intensified his battle against the present Nawaz Sharif government. After his previous crop of plans failed to get the government to take effective action, Khan hasn’t abandoned hope. Speaking to the media on Sunday, Imran Khan said was he going to give a plan for the month of December through today’s rally.
Interestingly, his “Plan C” is in effect currently, but should it fail like the earlier ones, “Plan D” will be set in motion at another rally. Under Plan C, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan had taken thousands of his supporters on a massive rally in Islamabad. The long march culminated at the parliament house, and Imran has been literally camping there, hoping to budge the government and making it listen and agree to his demands of vote recount or re-election.
Imran Khan has been rallying really hard for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation and a fair probe into alleged rigging of the 2013 elections. Though Khan’s two earlier plans haven’t achieved the desired results, he is confident that his Plan D should succeed in case Plan C doesn’t proceed as expected.
Speaking at the rally, Khan said, “I know the people of Lahore are ready… I know all of Faisalabad is ready… and Karachi, I know they are waiting for me.”
Outspokenly venting his anger at the ruling PML-N, Imran did add that his ambitious Plan D would be revealed on Thursday. However, so far, Imran Khan hasn’t unveiled his next phase and has advised his followers to continue the sit-in, reported Geo TV.
Fortunately for him and his party, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced reduction in the prices of petroleum products, which Imran claims is the direct result of his peaceful agitation.
“Had there been no sit-in, electricity tariff would have been raised and no relief given for POL products”
Imran Khan’s followers, though peaceful to date, have started to block major arterial roads in and out of Islamabad. What’s concerning for the current ruling party is that Imran Khan has clarified that that his party was on a mission with no timeframe. Imran says he was pursuing career-oriented politics.
“My mission doesn’t have a preset endpoint in time or a prescribed target date. I will go along with it as far as it takes me. This sit-in might still be here in March next year or maybe beyond that. Who knows?”
To ensure Imran Khan’s followers aren’t manhandled, walkthrough gates have been installed at all four entrances to the venue, confirmed local law enforcement officials, as reported by the Daily Times. Now it’s up to Imran Khan to bolster additional support and conviction via the masses.
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