Imran Khan, Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party, has accused the “most powerful” figure in Pakistan of conspiring against him. Khan alleged that this figure has been sabotaging court orders, undermining the Joint Investigation Team’s (JIT) investigation into an attempt on his life, and covering up the death of a PTI worker named Zille Shah. Khan labeled his political opponents Asif Zardari, Nawaz Sharif, and Shehbaz Sharif as “criminals” and urged the people to join the ‘Haqeeqi Azadi’ movement to defeat anti-Pakistan and anti-people forces.
Speaking alongside former health minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid, Khan expressed deep concern over the torture of PTI worker Ali Bilal, also known as Zille Shah. He accused the incumbent rulers of torturing and killing “a special child” and vowed to contest the case against the caretaker chief minister, IG Police, and CCPO, Lahore, with full force.
Khan claimed that the figure conspiring against him had the support of a “psychopath,” whom he referred to as ‘Dirty Harry’, ostensibly a senior military agency officer. He alleged that this figure was torturing political workers, journalists, and social media activists, even stripping them naked. He claimed that the incumbent rulers wanted to instill fear into society to ensure that corrupt rulers were facilitated to win the upcoming general elections.
Khan also accused the police of blocking PTI workers, including Dr. Yasmin Rashid, during an election rally, attacking them with water cannon, batons, and tear gas shells. He claimed that the incumbent rulers planned to pick him up and shift him to Balochistan to create fear among the masses. He warned that nations that did not stand up against oppression and excesses were destroyed.
Finally, Khan questioned why the governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was not giving an election date despite a clear direction from the apex court. He also criticized the arrest of Bol News co-chairman Shoaib Sheikh for giving projection to PTI leaders and workers while PML-N leaders were getting protocols and holding election campaigns using taxpayers’ money.