Imran Khan, former prime minister and the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has just announced protests in all major cities of the country as well as major power show at Parade Ground in Islamabad on July 2nd.
During a press conference at his Bani Gala house, the PTI chairman informed supporters that he will address a jalsa for Rawalpindi and Islamabad citizens, and that supporters should progressively join in rallies organised in their respective cities, calling these protests a must for the future generations.
Imran Khan criticized the Shahbaz government. He claimed that the present government has pushed the country to the brink of disaster while making amendments to NAB laws.
“They (Present government) were not prepared to control the present economy and didn’t have any plan to control inflation”, he said.
“There main focus is only to get NRO just like they were awarded an NRO in the past by Gen Pervez Musharraf.”
He also criticized the budget presented by the current government calling it the ‘murder of a common man’.
“A temporary budget was submitted in Pakistan for the first time in history.” They are continually raising oil costs, which raises the inflation rate. They are now introducing another budget, and the common man has been economically murdered.”
“In addition to raising oil prices, a petroleum charge will be implemented.” Petrol prices per litre would rise by much to Rs50 due to the fuel levy. They will impose more burdens on the average man, as well as a super tax, which would raise the inflation rate to 40%,” he added.
“They have imposed massive taxes on the nation while these looters have protected their Rs1,100 billion by making amendments in NAB.”
“We have petitioned the Supreme Court in opposition to the amendments to the NAB legislation, and we trust that the court will not allow such oppression to strike the people of the country.”
“I want to warn the nation that this is a critical moment, and they must demonstrate peacefully.” The current government intend to silence the masses by instilling fear in them. Next week, I will conduct a public meeting at Parade Ground, and nations should stage protests in key towns around the country.”