Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan addressed party workers and supporters, asserting that attempts were underway to “crush his party” using the pretext of the May 9 events, where military installations, including Jinnah House in Lahore, were targeted. Khan criticized the federal government for imposing what he called the “law of the jungle” in the country and eliminating fundamental rights.
Expressing his condemnation for the events that took place on May 9, the day he was arrested in Al-Qadir Trust, Imran Khan questioned who would not condemn such incidents. He highlighted that he was first alerted about the protests by the Chief Justice during a Supreme Court hearing and emphasized the importance of a strong army for any nation.
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The PTI chief alleged that a crackdown was being conducted against his party across Pakistan without proper investigation into the burning of the Lahore Corps Commander’s House, also known as Jinnah House. He questioned why PTI workers and supporters were being arrested nationwide when the incident only occurred in Lahore. Khan demanded an explanation for the arrests taking place in other cities.
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Imran Khan further expressed concern over the growing number of enforced divorces happening across Pakistan, suggesting that politicians were being forced to leave the PTI, with the intention of weakening the party. He lamented that his offers for talks were being rebuffed, resulting in even stronger crackdowns on PTI.