Rashid tells PTI supporters to brace for ‘change’ this month

Former interior minister laments an individual set to be indicted is about to take up the duties of a premier


News Desk April 11, 2022
Sheikh Rashid pictured while addressing a gathering outside his Lal Haveli residence on April 10, 2022. SCREENGRAB

Former interior minister Sheikh Rashid on Sunday asked the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporters to be prepared, claiming ‘circumstances will change’ this month.

Addressing a rally outside his Lal Haveli residence in Rawalpindi, Rashid vowed to "end the imported government" at all costs.

In a reference to PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, he lamented that an individual who was set to face indictment in a court of law was about to be appointed as the prime minister of the country.

The minister further said he had advised the PTI leadership to resign en masse as a reaction to the no-trust voting.

"Rawalpindi is a city of loyal people," he said and announced a 'jail bharu threek' (voluntary arrests) in solidarity with Imran Khan.

Also read: PTI protests against ‘foreign conspiracy’ against Imran Khan

Concluding, the interior minister said if the was to be stopped from happening, then the decisions needed to be taken in “daylight and not in the darkness of the night”.

The PTI today held countrywide protest in response to the no-trust voting against Imran Khan. Protesters strongly rejected the "imported government" being constituted in the country as a result of an alleged foreign conspiracy against the former prime minister.

A day earlier, Khan was voted out from power through a vote of a no-confidence motion, becoming the first prime minister in the country’s history to be unseated by a parliamentary revolt.

The joint opposition's no-confidence motion, which required 172 votes in the 342-strong parliament to pass, was supported by 174 lawmakers. The motion resulted in shocks with an unprecedented ouster of the premier, seemingly bringing to an end the protracted crisis.

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