Protests against Imran Khan’s removal are held across Pakistan by his supporters

On April 10, members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) held rallies in several cities across Pakistan to protest Imran Khan’s ouster as former Prime Minister and party chairman following the Opposition’s no-confidence motion. Protest rallies were held in cities such as Islamabad, Karachi, Peshawar, Malakand, Multan Khanewal, Khyber, Jhang, and Quetta, with demonstrators yelling anti-opposition slogans.

Earlier in the day, ousted Prime Minister Khan tweeted that today was the start of a “freedom struggle” in Pakistan against a “foreign conspiracy of regime change,” which he described as a “foreign conspiracy of regime change.” “It is always the people who protected their own sovereignty and democracy,” he said in an attempt to rally his supporters.

Imran Khan avoid voting

Despite the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government’s frantic efforts to avoid voting on the no-confidence motion against Mr. Imran Khan, the joint Opposition succeeded in removing Mr. Khan from the Prime Minister’s office after a day of high drama, with 174 members of the 342-member National Assembly voting against him. 

Mr. Imran Khan, 69, became the country’s first Premier to be expelled after losing the House’s confidence. While speaking to the media in Islamabad earlier in the day, PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry called on people to stage protests after Isha’s prayers. Mr. Imran Khan’s failure to lead a massive movement, he said, would be a “betrayal of the country’s politics and Constitution.” 

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