PTI supporters protest Imran Khan’s ouster

Islamabad, April 11 : Pakistan-Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) supporters came out on the streets in various cities across the country on the call given by former prime minister Imran Khan and protested his removal from office, Dawn reported on Monday. People protested in the cities of Karachi, Peshawar, Malakand, Multan, Khanewal, Khyber, Jhang, Quetta, Okara, Islamabad, Lahore and Abbottabad are among the cities were large demonstrations were held. Protests were also staged in Bajaur, Lower Dir, Shangla, Kohistan, Mansehra, Swat, Gujrat, Faisalabad, Nowshera, Dera Ghazi Khan and Mandi Bahauddin. Earlier Khan had tweeted that today marked the beginning of a “freedom struggle” against what he called was a “foreign conspiracy of regime change”. In an attempt to galvanise his supporters, he said “it is always the people who protected their own sovereignty and democracy” stressing that he will not tolerate the installation of a “foreign government” in Pakistan and that he will turn to the public for support if such a thing happens. Imran Khan had urged his supporters to come out of their homes on Sunday after Isha prayers for a peaceful protest. Khan had been removed from office on Saturday after he lost the no-confidence motion in the National Assembly, a historic first for Pakistan. ACL0750

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