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Join the real freedom movement: Imran Khan to lawyers

While addressing a lawyer’s convention in Islamabad High Court, Imran Khan said the lawyer community has a huge responsibility to Pakistan

PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the lawyer community to join the “real freedom movement” led by PTI against the US regime change conspiracy.

While addressing a lawyer’s convention in Islamabad High Court (IHC), Imran Khan said the lawyer community has a huge responsibility. The former premier said the lawyers and judiciary needed to play their part for the supremacy of law and added that the PTI will protest within the ambit of the law.

Lawyers have a crucial role to play in the independence of Pakistan, in fact, the father of the nation was a lawyer, he added.

“If you keep all professions aside, Pakistan’s lawyers have the greatest role,” Imran Khan said.

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On another note, the PTI leader criticized the incumbent government and its incessant price hikes. He predicted that the inflation rate would cross 30% causing intense trouble to the salaried and middle-class people.

Lately, the incumbent government, in a bid to meet the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) demands, is continuously announcing price hikes and slashing subsidies which is adding to the inflationary pressures on the public. Last night, the government announced a third price hike in less than two weeks.

Imran Khan worried Pakistan may turn into Sri Lanka

While referring to the inflation in Pakistan, the PTI leader expressed his worries that Pakistan may turn into Sri Lanka.

“The direction in which Pakistan has headed, I fear that we will [meet the same fate as] Sri Lanka. There has been an economic collapse there and I fear that we are headed in the same direction.”

To clarify, Sri Lanka is undergoing the worst financial crisis it has seen in decades. The island nation, which employs about one million people in its public sector, has been hit by a severe foreign exchange shortage, which has left it struggling to pay for critical imports of fuel, food, and medicine.

Read more: Sri Lankan Crisis: A lesson for Pakistan

Imran Khan said the “government does not have a roadmap” to salvage the economy and the “market has lost confidence in it”.