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PTI long march: Govt moves SC to initiate contempt proceedings against Imran Khan

PTI Chairman Imran Khan has told his supporters to gear up as he could give a call for anti-govt long march to Islamabad at any moment

By Awais Yousafzai
October 13, 2022
PTI long march: Govt moves SC to initiate contempt proceedings against Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Thursday (today) filed an application in the Supreme Court seeking contempt of court proceedings against PTI Chairman Imran Khan over the party’s proposed long march on Islamabad.

Referring to the apex court’s orders, the plea filed by the Interior Ministry on behalf of the government, stated that the PTI chief is making announcements of marching towards Islamabad, which was a violation of the court’s order.

The government stated that the SC had allowed Khan only peaceful protests, but the PTI chief is making announcements about an “invasion”.

The interior ministry pleaded with the court to ensure the implementation of its orders related to protests and sit-ins in the federal capital.

'Can give call at any time'

A day earlier, PTI Chairman Imran Khan told his supporters to gear up as he could give a call for the anti-government long march to Islamabad at any moment.

Speaking at the Insaf Students Federation's (ISF) convention in Lahore, the PTI Chairman said: "It won't take long now. You should remain prepared every day for my call."

In his bid to up the ante against the government, Khan has been holding repeated rallies and gatherings across several cities in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Seperately, during his party's election campaign for PP-139 in Sharaqpur, Khan said that the election is a part of Pakistan's struggle for "Haqiqi Azadi".

"At this time, massive thieves have been imposed on our country," the PTI chief said, adding that the nation's money is stolen through corruption.

Khan said that politicians go abroad to make deals and then return. The former premier added that the nation's tax money goes into repaying debt instalments.

"For corruption, they destroy institutions which hamper theft. They destroyed NAB's law," Khan said, adding that the nation cannot get hold of "thieves" who send money abroad.