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Imran Khan to begin long march for ‘battle for real freedom’ on May 25

| Updated: May 23, 2022 20:55:48


Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan addressing a press conference in Peshawar on Sunday —PTI Twitter Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan addressing a press conference in Peshawar on Sunday —PTI Twitter

Pakistan’s former prime minister has said his party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), will begin a long march towards Islamabad for a ‘battle for real freedom’ on May 25.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan announced it at a press conference after his party's core committee meeting in Peshawar on Sunday, the Dawn said.

The former prime minister of Pakistan said the main demands for the march were the immediate dissolution of the National Assembly and a date for the next general election.

He also told the Pakistan military to stick to its stated stance of being "neutral".

"Today we held our core committee meeting and made [important] decisions," Imran said at the start of his press conference. "The biggest [question] was when to begin the long march, and we have decided.

"I want to give a little background of how we reached here. There was a foreign conspiracy against Pakistan from the US. In this regime change, they used locals — the most corrupt people, who were ready to become part of any conspiracy to save their corruption.

"This conspiracy was hatched eight months ago and I was alerted about it in June, and after August, I fully understood what was happening. We did our best that somehow this conspiracy could be voided but unfortunately, we couldn't stop it," Imran Khan said.

The PTI chairman explained in detail his allegations of conspiracy as well as the purpose of his march before announcing the date.

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