The PTI is making ready to stage a ‘grand power show’ at Islamabad’s Parade Ground to decide its strategy with party supporters on the evening of Independence Day (August 13).
PTI Chairman Imran Khan held a meeting with his aides on Saturday to evaluate the current political situation of the country. Meanwhile, sources stated that discussions had been held regarding the legal factors of all applications and references presently registered under various courts.
Taking to his Twitter handle, former information minister and senior party leader Fawad Chaudhry said that the “imported government” is running away from elections but the people will not let them run away.
“On August 13, the whole country will gather at Parade Ground in support of Imran Khan to hear the future roadmap,” he wrote, urging the party supporters to gear up for the final level, “it is either election or revolution.”
The PTI’s Twitter account additionally stated that party workers and supporters would also celebrate August 14 at the ground.
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah stated that the PTI has been granted permission to hold its public gathering at Parade Ground.
“They [PTI leadership] has called a public gathering to cover up after the ruling of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP),” he said, including that the coalition parties did not surrender to their threats before and will not do so now as well.
He further claimed that the PTI itself is not honest with their call to hold elections, “they [leaders] are only trying to get away from being held accountable.
Sanaullah added that the rally’s announcement was a “political stunt” to divert attention from “their corruption”.