Supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) flocked to the streets in droves across all major and minor towns to demonstrate their sympathy for their leader and former Prime Minister Imran Khan. Party supporters gathered in response to Khan’s appeal for peaceful protest.
A day after Khan was ousted from office, he stated in an address to the country that he would not tolerate the establishment of a “foreign government” in Pakistan and seek support from the population if this occurred.
“We are not a tissue paper nation,” Khan declared during live transmission, reiterating Pakistan’s opposition to unilateral relations with any country.
On April 10, Khan tweeted that today marked the start of a “liberation war” against what he described as an “international regime-change conspiracy.” He stated that “it is always the people that safeguard their sovereignty and democracy to rally his supporters.”
The PTI announced the protest locations hours before their supporters came to the streets.