Former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan has said that his so-called “real freedom” movement against the elite capture and for independent foreign policy was the largest in the country’s history after Pakistan Movement.
“No one gives freedom easily. One has to render sacrifices and wage jihad in order to achieve freedom. Those who have occupied this system are exploiting this country,” he said while addressing a ceremony in Islamabad on Thursday.
The former premier, without naming anyone, said those elements who have amassed billions of rupees by occupying the resources of the country will not give freedom easily.
“This movement for Haqeqi Azadi [real freedom] is the largest movement in the country’s history after our forefathers crated this country through struggle,” he remarked.
Imran, who was ousted from power in April this year through vote of no confidence, said not only an idolatry a ‘shirk’ but bowing before the ‘idol of fear’ was also a sin.
He asked the party members to go door to door and explain to the masses the objective of his “real freedom movement”.
The PTI leader said the imported government has pushed the people into the sea of inflation while rulers were busy amending laws to save themselves from accountability.
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“The value of rupee is declining and inflation is rising. They did not come to power to serve masses but to save their loot and rule country at the whims of their foreign masters,” he added.
A day earlier, Imran had announced that his party's movement for “Haqeeqi Azaadi” – ‘real freedom' – would begin from September 24 and he sought the participation of the country's legal fraternity in it.
Addressing the All Pakistan Lawyers Convention in Lahore on Wednesday, the PTI chief highlighted that the country was fast heading towards civil unrest.
He added that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank had already warned of a Sri Lanka-like situation in Pakistan if the country was not pulled out from the current economic quagmire created by the “imported” government.
Imran asked lawyers to promise him that they would take to the streets on his call.