Wednesday Jun 01, 2022
PESHAWAR: PTI Chairman Imran Khan Wednesday said the party would announce its next march after the Supreme Court's ruling on the plea seeking clarity on whether the party can hold public gatherings.
Addressing social media workers in Peshawar, the former prime minister said that the party wants protection from the court and its case is pending.
"I ask the Supreme Court if we have the fundamental right to protest," said Khan.
Khan said that he will announce the new dates for the long march after the top court's verdict.
"Our planning was not right for the first march but this time the party will come prepared."
Talking about the march, the former premier said: "The media coverage of the whole march was carried out under difficult circumstances and people were shelled brutally," adding that "shells that are thrown at the terrorists were thrown at the protesters."
He said that the country is going through a crucial time. "I am fighting this war for the future generations. If we fail, your children will have to fight this war."
Hours before the ousted prime minister's speech, the PTI filed a petition in the apex court seeking permission for a second long march to Islamabad.
The party chairman had abruptly announced the end of his "Azadi March" on March 26 and had given the government a six-day ultimatum to announce a date for a general election. He had later said he called the march off due to fear of bloodshed.
The petition argued that the court should order that PTI be allowed to hold peaceful protests and gatherings in Islamabad and that no obstacles should be put in the way of PTI protests in any city.