LAHORE: PTI Chairman Imran Khan has announced the suspension of Jail Bharu movement and the start of election campaign in both provinces after the decision of the Supreme Court delaying the elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
It should be noted that due to the delay in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa elections, the 5-member bench of the Supreme Court has today given its decision on suo motu notice and said that the elections of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies should be held in 90 days.
Now it has been said in a tweet from Imran Khan that we are moving towards election campaign in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab while suspending our Jail Bharu movement.
While welcoming the court decision, Imran Khan wrote, “Protection of the Constitution was the duty of the Supreme Court and the honorable judges have performed this duty very bravely through their decision today.”
Chairman PTI further said about the verdict that it is a seal of approval on the rule of law in Pakistan.
PTI workers and leaders were arrested today from Faisalabad, but now a rally will be held there. In this regard, PTI leader Ejaz Chaudhry has confirmed.
Later, a meeting of party leaders was held in Zaman Park chaired by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan in which the Supreme Court’s decision was welcomed.
In the meeting, PTI members expressed their displeasure over the misleading interpretation of the court order by the Law Minister and said that they strongly condemn the attacks on the judiciary under the patronage of the Prime Minister.
In the meeting, Tehreek-e-Insaf demanded the Election Commission to announce the election schedule in 90 days and decided to complete the process of determining the candidates in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and directed the political committee to start the election campaign in both provinces.
Apart from this, in the meeting, the decision to suspend the Jail Bharu movement was confirmed, while the leaders and workers who made the arrests were highly praised.
PTI expressed deep concern over the further deterioration of the country’s economy by Moody’s and also assessed the worst inflation in the country and its impact on the people.
Addressing the meeting, Imran Khan said that the group on the path of deviance from democracy and the constitution is attacking the judiciary. Acts have a dark history of buying judges and armed invasion of courts.
The former prime minister said that he will not accept any attempt to deviate from the constitution in the first place or in the future.
He said that Jail Bharu movement is the golden chapter of the struggle in the political history of the country, I pay tribute to the leaders and workers who offered voluntary arrests.
Regarding inflation, Imran Khan said that the inflation of food items in rural areas is touching the highest level of 47 percent, food items in urban areas have become expensive by 42 percent.
While instructing the workers to prepare for the elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the PTI Chairman said that holding transparent elections without delay is the only way out of the crises, so the workers and officials should prepare for a vigorous election campaign in Punjab and Pakhtunkhwa. However, they will not allow any strategy to delay the election to succeed.
According to the sources, there will be a consultation about the bail of the arrested leaders, while Imran Khan’s address is also expected.