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Imran Khan announces ‘Jail Bharo’ movement, asks PTI workers to get ready for his call

Activists of Imran Khan's party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) take part in a thanksgiving day rally in Islamabad on November 2, 2016. A Pakistani opposition party has abruptly called off a planned "lockdown" of the capital after the Supreme Court paved the way for an investigation into allegations of corruption against the prime minister's family. / AFP PHOTO / ASIF HASSAN

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan today announced ‘Jail Bharo’ movement, asking party workers and supporters to get ready for his call across the country.

Imran Khan made this announcement on Saturday after sedition cases were filed against PTI leaders _ Senior Vice-President Fawad Chaudhry and ex-MNA Shandana Gulzar. Senator Azam Swati and Shahbaz Gill have already been booked earlier for speaking against the COAS and Generals.

Addressing his supporters, Imran Khan said the PTI will fill the prisons amid fears that the country’s economy might deteriorate further this year.

Khan said, “We have two options: Considering what they have been doing, we could have gone for a wheel-jam strike and demonstrations — which is also a way and a democratic one.”

He said that the state of the economy was so bad, it’ll worsen further.

“I ask all my workers, the Pakistani nation and everyone to prepare for Jail Bharo movement,” Khan added.

PTI chairman said his party won’t stay quiet about the violence being inflicted on party’s members.

He said, “Instead of causing destruction, we would now prepare Jail Bharo movement.”

Imran Khan claimed PTI never committed atrocities as the Pakistan Democratic Movement-led government was doing.

Javed Mahmood
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I am an experienced writer, analyst, and author. My exposure in English journalism spans more than 28 years. In the past, I have been working with daily The Muslim (Lahore Bureau), daily Business Recorder (Lahore/Islamabad Bureaus), Daily Times, Islamabad, daily The Nation (Lahore and Karachi). With daily The Nation, I have served as Resident Editor, Karachi. Since 2009, I have been working as a Freelance Writer/Editor for American organizations.


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