PTI Chief Imran Khan announces ‘Jail Bharo’ movement
Khan’s comments come in the wake of sedition cases filed against his party leaders
PTI Chief Imran Khan announces the ‘Jail Bharo’ movement on Saturday.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan while addressing through a video link, on Saturday, asked his workers and supporters to prepare for the “Jail Bharo” movement across the country and wait for his signal.
قوم #جیل_بھرو_تحریک کے لیے تیار ہو جائے !! pic.twitter.com/kQcMHgeH4U— PTI (@PTIofficial) February 4, 2023
The deposed prime minister said that his party could have opted for a nationwide strike but will choose to fill the prisons instead in light of the fears that the country’s economy might deteriorate further.
“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.”
“But since the state of the economy is so bad, it’ll worsen. Therefore, I ask all my workers, the Pakistani nation and everyone to prepare for the Jail Bharo (Fill Prison) movement,” Imran Khan said.
The former premier added that his party won’t stay quiet about the violence being inflicted on his party’s members.
“Instead of causing destruction, we would now prepare Jail Bharo movement.”
“It was their plan to weaken Tehreek-e-Insaf by frightening and threatening,” the PTI chief said.
PTI Chairman claimed that his party never committed such atrocities in its tenure as the Pakistan Democratic Movement-led government in the centre has.
“Fawad Chaudhry was picked up from home at 3 am. What did Shandana Gulzar do that made her a terrorist? As the court gives bail to Sheikh Rashid, more cases are being filed against him,” Imran Khan said.
He insisted on how action has been taken against every person who called out the regime change.
“Pakistan is heading towards jungle of law, there’s no rule of law!”-@ImranKhanPTI #جیل_بھرو_تحریک pic.twitter.com/EWuqtoXRDd— PTI (@PTIofficial) February 4, 2023
Imran Khan said that the coalition government after introducing unprecedented inflation is preparing to run away from the country.
He said that the government of criminals was brought under a conspiracy.
“If there is no struggle, everyone will be responsible for the destruction of the country,” he warned.