As Imran Khan’s supporters blocked Pakistan police’s makes an attempt to arrest him from his Lahore house, the previous Pakistan prime minister put out a video message during which he appealed to the folks to struggle for his or her rights even when he’s jailed or killed.
Khan’s supporters hit the streets because the police moved to arrest him in a corruption case. Stones had been thrown on the police personnel, who responded with water cannons.
My message to the nation to face resolute and struggle for Haqeeqi Azadi & rule of regulation. pic.twitter.com/bgVuOjsmHG
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 14, 2023
Addressing his countrymen, Khan mentioned, “The police have arrived to arrest me. They assume that if Imran Khan goes to jail, the folks will fall asleep. It’s a must to show them mistaken, you need to show that the qaum (folks) is alive.”
“It’s a must to struggle to your rights, you need to hit the streets. God has given Imran Khan every thing. I’m preventing your battle. I’ve fought all my life and can proceed to take action. But when one thing occurs to me, they put me in jail or kill me, you need to show that you could struggle even with out Imran Khan. It’s a must to show that you’ll by no means settle for this slavery and this rule by one man. Pakistan zindabad,” he mentioned.
The 70-year-old politician, additionally a cricket legend, is needed within the Toshakhana corruption case. Pakistan’s election fee in October final 12 months discovered him responsible of unlawfully promoting items from overseas dignitaries throughout his time period as prime minister.
Expenses had been then filed in opposition to him in an anti-corruption court docket that final week issued an arrest warrant after Khan skipped summons.
Khan, who leads the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, was ousted from workplace after he misplaced a belief vote within the nationwide meeting. He has been demanding a snap election — a requirement that has been rejected by his successor Shehbaz Sharif.