Former prime minister Imran Khan has announced that his party’s long march towards Islamabad would begin from Lahore’s Liberty Chowk on October 28 (Friday).
“I am kicking off the long march from Lahore. We will gather at Liberty Chowk at 11 am on Friday from where we will march towards Islamabad,” the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief announced in a press conference in Lahore on Tuesday.
Khan said that he would lead the march himself. “This is our march for Haqeeqi Azaadi (real freedom) and it has no timeframe. We will reach Islamabad from the GT Road and the nation will come from across Pakistan to Islamabad.
“This will be the biggest sea of people in the history of the country,” Imran claimed.
“This is something way beyond politics, it is a war for freedom from these thieves that have been imposed over us. This jihad will decide where the country will go.”
About the demands of the march, the former premier said that he only wanted one thing: “The decision of who will head the country belongs to the public.”
The 70-year-old cricket-star-turned-politician has been demanding early elections since he was ousted in a vote of no confidence in April this year.