Slogans of “release Fawad” were raised at the iconic Times Square, New York, by Overseas Pakistanis who avidly took part in a protest organized by PTI’s USA chapter.
According to the details, Overseas Pakistanis and PTI supporters gathered at the Times Square for a protest where they voiced their concern for the state of democracy and civil liberties back in Pakistan.
The protestors demanded immediate free and fair elections and expressed solidarity with PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan. They also demanded the release of PTI senior leader Fawad Chaudhry.
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The Overseas PTI protesters shouted slogans in favor of Fawad Chaudhry and Imran Khan and also raised their voice against the violation of fundamental rights in Pakistan.
Slogans being raised demanding the release of Fawad Chaudhry and in solidarity with Imran Khan.#PakistanisProtestInNY#PTIUSAProtest pic.twitter.com/xXG2NJwC9s
— PTI USA Official (@PTIOfficialUSA) January 29, 2023
Pakistan’s political instability has reached new heights with the recent arrest of Fawad Chaudhry. Fawad Chaudhry was arrested outside his residence in Lahore in the early hours of Wednesday, last week, after his speech lashing out at the Election Commission of Pakistan. Islamabad police confirmed the arrest, stating that Fawad Chaudhry tried to “incite violence against a constitutional institution” and “inflame the sentiments of the people”.
The arrest of Fawad Chaudhry sparked condemnations from across the country, especially after pictures of Fawad Chaudhry being escorted by the police with a cloth over his head and his hands in handcuffs went viral. PTI’s political rivals, including PML-N members, too condemned the arrest and expressed concern over they way Fawad Chaudhry was being treated.
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Similarly, PPP Co-Chairman and former President Asif Ali Zardari’s alleged plan to assassinate Imran Khan has sent PTI supporters in frenzy. Earlier, Imran Khan accused Asif Ali Zardari of being part of a plan to ‘get rid of him’, alleging that after “two” failed attempts on his life, the four people — who he has previously claimed to have hatched a conspiracy to kill him — along with the PPP leader, have now prepared a “Plan C” to eliminate him.