Massive protests held across Pakistan last night on Sunday to denounce the ouster of former PM Imran Khan. The protestors decried the incoming government, chanting slogans of ‘Imported Government Unacceptable’.
From Karachi to Peshawar and Chitral, people along with families took to the streets of Pakistan to stand in support of PTI leader Imran Khan who was de-seated after he was defeated in the No-Confidence Motion filed by the joint opposition in the National Assembly.
Not only in Pakistan but protests against the ouster of Imran Khan across the world. Pakistani diaspora in the UK, USA, UAE, Canada, and even Saudi Arabia took to the streets to demand his return.
— Lubna Raja (@LubnaOc) April 10, 2022
Social media was flooded with videos and according to many protestors, there was an unannounced alleged ban on the coverage of countrywide protests on Pakistani media. However, protestors from every city posted their videos of participating in the rallies.
People voiced their demand to reinstate Imran Khan as the prime minister of the country. Protestors believe they came out on roads to protest against the foreign-conspired regime change in Pakistan.
Thank you Lahore for standing up for Pakistan and our leader @ImranKhanPTI. We reject the Foreign Invasion and their PUPPETS.#امپورٹڈ_حکومت_نامنظور #ImranKhanVsWesternSlaves #غداری_ناقابل_معافی pic.twitter.com/gVIBRwI5pq
— Murad Raas (@DrMuradPTI) April 11, 2022
— Majid Ullah Khan (@Majidullahsays) April 10, 2022
— Kristiane Backer (@KristianeBacker) April 10, 2022
Imran Khan has been trending on Twitter for consecutively the past two days. Protestors called for immediate elections in the country. They argued that they don’t want the tried and tested parties to take over the country without the consent of the public.
PTI leader Imran Khan had called the nation for peaceful protests throughout the country against regime change. Karachi had the largest number of protestors on the street with unbelievable visuals making rounds on social media. Interestingly, some of the international figures like Kristiane Backer also joined the protest in UK against the ouster of Imran Khan.
The unprecedented outpouring on the streets has shocked political analysts and commentators. Some have called it the first-ever massive public reaction to any government change in Pakistan. The question is the extent to which PTI will be able to sustain its street power. Interestingly, the last night was spontaneous and none of the top leadership was leading the protests. It was the local administration of PTI that organized the rallies and protests.