Imran Khan asks judiciary to explain why courts opened their doors at midnight prior to his ouster – Pakistan

Pakistan’s Tehreek-i-Insaaf Chairman Imran Khan has asked the judiciary why he feels it should open at midnight on Wednesday. Congress.

The Supreme Court and the High Court of Islamabad (IHC) opened beyond their advertised hours as the deadline for the Supreme Court to withhold voting on a no-confidence measure after last Saturday’s NA Marathon session was fast approaching. Voting eventually took place and Khan saw him vote for the highest office.

The IHC later explained that “as a Constitutional Court, we ensure that cases of extreme urgency are submitted at any time after the notified time.”

The High Court’s decision to resume court activity at an unusual time comes after a pre-petition was filed in the court to restrain Khan from revoking Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa as Chief of Staff of the Army. At the time, the government denied that there were any such plans.

In his first public speech since taking office today, Khan asked directly to the judiciary. Join the weak in society, not the strong.

“I ask the judiciary that when you open the courts in the middle of the night…this country has known me for 45 years. Have I ever broken the law? Did everyone accuse me of match-fixing when I played cricket?

“In my 25 years of politics, I have never provoked the public about state institutions or the judiciary because my life and death are in Pakistan. I ask. What exactly was the crime you committed by opening the court at midnight?”

Khan addressed his successor and newly appointed Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to stop bullying PTI supporters. “This oppression against our youth through social media … Hear this clearly … The day we answer the phone, you won’t find a place to hide.”

The former prime minister asked security agencies whether the country’s nuclear assets were safe under the leadership of a government led by Sharif.

Earlier, in his opening speech, Prime Minister Khan said, “Every time the Pakistani prime minister was dismissed, he would hand out sweets.

“Pakistan is now a country. Who thought the US import government would be accepted by this country… On Sunday, the whole nation replied that the import government was rejected.

Khan said the “decisive moment” has come and the country must choose whether it wants slavery or freedom. “Do we want to be slaves to American slavery, or do we want true freedom?”

He said the ‘import government’ he is currently in charge of is full of individuals who have paid bail. “Shehbaz Sharif has been released on bail, his son has been released on bail, Nawaz Sharif is a prisoner, his son is a fugitive in London, and so are his sons, daughters and son-in-law.”

Khan said Americans “ignore” Pakistan by “imposing outlaws” on it. “I’ll go to every city in the country … I challenge them that they’ve never seen public mobility the way I did.”

The PTI president has accused newly appointed Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif of being involved in corruption worth 40 billion rupees.

“Everyone should know that this is not the Pakistan of the 1970s, when the United States conspired to get rid of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. This is not the same Pakistan. Today’s Pakistan is social media. There are 60 million cell phones in this country. All our young people now have a voice and no one can keep their mouths shut.”

He told his supporters he would be in Karachi on Saturday and urged them to take to the streets of the country.

“Young man, get ready. Until we don’t force elections, every city will take you to the streets with you,” he said.

“Today marks the beginning of the struggle for true freedom,” he added.

A video shared by PTI showed a crowd gathering at the meeting point.

Before Khan took the stage, Ali Amin Gandapur, KP Supreme Prime Minister KP Mahmood Khan, former Defense Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, and Sheikh Rashid of the Awami Muslim Federation Fellow party leaders gave speeches, including the chairman of the Awami Muslim League and Qasim Suri, the vice-president of the National Assembly. meeting.

Earlier today, PTI leader Shibli Faraz said that Khan will make an important announcement at the rally and will give the country confidence in the party’s future roadmap.

Meanwhile, PTI leader Shireen Mazari argued that coverage of the rally was being blocked by orders from Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif’s new coalition government.

According to PTI, the Peshawar rally is expected to kick off a new series of protests on Saturday, along with a rally scheduled in Karachi as well.

Sunday National Protest

The PTI held mass rallies in several cities on Sunday to protest Khan’s ouster. Karachi, Peshawar, Malakand, Multan, Khanewal, Khyber, Jhang, Quetta, Okara, Islamabad (Islamabad), Lahore and Abbottabad were the cities where large-scale protests were held.

Protests also took place in Bajaur, Lower Dir, Shangla, Kohistan, Mansehra, Swat, Gujrat, Faisalabad, Nowshera, Dera Ghazi Khan and Mandi Bahauddin.

Khan wrote in a tweet that Sunday marked the beginning of a “freedom struggle” against “external regime change conspiracies”. To empower his supporters, he said, “It is always the people who defend their sovereignty and democracy.”