PTI's elected representatives hold 'anti-US' rallies over 'threat letter'

CM Mahmood Khan asks members to organise protests against US, dissident members and to celebrate PTI's success

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Prime Minister Imran Khans supporters take part in a rally organized by the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party in Karachi, Pakistan on April 1, 2022. — AN/File
Prime Minister Imran Khan's supporters take part in a rally organized by the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party in Karachi, Pakistan on April 1, 2022. — AN/File 

  • Anti-US rallies held at different places including Peshawar and Karachi. 
  • Activists celebrate PTI success in second phase of LG elections.
  • CM Mahmood Khan asks members to organise protests against US. 


PESHAWAR: Following Prime Minister Imran Khan's speech during which he said that he has received a "threat letter", the elected representatives of the ruling PTI on Friday staged protests against the US for the alleged letter.

Anti-US rallies were held at different places in major cities including Karachi and Peshawar.

Besides expressing solidarity with PM Imran Khan, the PTI activists wanted to celebrate the success of the party candidates in the second phase of local government elections in 18 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Provincial Finance Minister Taimur Khan and PTI MPA from Peshawar Fazal Elahi Khan led separate demonstrations in the provincial capital.

The PTI workers were carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans against the US. They criticised the US and its leadership for allegedly threatening an elected prime minister and interfering in the internal policies of a sovereign country.

The elected representatives said they could go hungry but would never allow any country to dictate their leadership. The protest demonstrations caused traffic jams in different places in Peshawar and Mardan and people were stuck in their vehicles for more than two hours.

Meanwhile, an audio message of Chief Minister Mahmood Khan went viral in which he could be heard asking the PTI elected representatives to organise demonstrations after the Friday prayer to celebrate the party's success in the second phase of local government elections and also against the US and the dissident PTI parliamentarians.

The chief minister was heard in the audio message as saying that it was the order of Prime Minister Imran Khan. 

The PTI Sindh chapter also took out a rally in Karachi to show solidarity with PM Imran to his "independent and sovereign foreign policy approach" for Pakistan.

The rally titled "Karawan-e-Wafa" was started at the Mazar-e-Quaid and culminated at Teen Talwar after passing through different areas, including Teen Hatti, Lasbela, Nazimabad, Banaras and Five Star Chowrangi.