PTI to hold ‘Haqeeqi Azadi March’ on eve of Independence Day in Capital
Former premier Imran Khan is set to announce the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) strategy to “counter” the ruling government at its ‘Haqeeqi Azadi’ power-show on August 13.
The PTI had on Saturday decided to hold a rally in Islamabad on the eve of Independence Day which will “continue into August 14”.
In a tweet on Sunday, the PTI chairman said that he will outline the party’s plan of action against “fascism” as he questioned if supporters will “bow down before this conspiracy in fear or, as a nation, face up to the challenge?”.
Equating the government’s “fascist” policies with “Yazidiyat”, Imran Khan said that: “Every era has its Yazids” in an apparent nod to the holy month of Muharram – the month of mourning for the seventh-century martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
The tweet has come only hours after Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said that “performers” who give an “Islamic touch” are now in need of a “legal touch”.