Currently, all provinces of Pakistan are suffering from devastating floods. Many districts in Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been hit by floods.
As the country battles floods, PTI has decided to go ahead with its political activities. PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan will address a public rally today (August 27) at the “Syed Zameer Jafri Stadium,” in Jhelum where final preparations for the power show are underway.
The PTI regional leaders claimed that they would break every record for any political gathering by tonight, which would be written in history. Interestingly, the party received criticism for deciding to move ahead with its political rallies while Pakistan seethes with a high flood situation.
(1/2) PTI leadership is still an immature group. They have to learn, country is way more important than politics. Half of the country is drowning, thousands are dead, and Mr. Imran Khan preferred Jhelum Jalsa amid this situation. #FloodsInPakistan https://t.co/ttgDpba7PR
— Haris Qureshi (@imHarisQureshi) August 27, 2022
Amid the backlash, PTI leader and former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry explained why the party won’t hold off its struggle for Pakistan. Taking to Twitter, Fawad Chaudhry listed the problems facing Pakistan; for instance, political violence, media clampdown, back-breaking inflation, etc, and said if Imran Khan suspends PTI’s Haqeeqi movement, then the incumbent government will completely destroy the public.
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“The government is running a media campaign worth billions of rupees that because of the floods in the country, Tehreek-e-Insaf should suspend the real freedom movement for the change of the government,” Fawad Chaudhry tweeted.
“Channels are being shut down, journalists are forced to leave the country, the worst violence is being done to the political workers, the inflation in the country has reached 44%, in this situation if Imran Khan suspends the movement, these rulers will scratch the backs of the people of Pakistan. Avoid these fake sympathizers and step out for real freedom,” the PTI leader further added.
حکومت اربوں روپے کی ایک میڈیا کمپین چلا رہی ہے کہ ملک میں سیلاب کی وجہ سے تحریک انصاف کو حکومت کی تبدیلی کیلئے حقیقی آزادی کی تحریک معطل کر دینی چاہئے، ایک طرف عوام کی آزادی سلب ہے، اپوزیشن پر دہشت گردی کے پرچے کئے جارہے ہیں، چینلز بند کئے جا رہے ہیں صحافی ملک چھوڑنےُپر مجبور ہیں
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) August 27, 2022
Under a well-conceived move to mobilize the masses, PTI last week announced a schedule of party chairman Imran Khan’s marathon nationwide public gatherings to be held in 17 major cities across the country.
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Friday, Imran Khan visited the flood-hit areas in KPK. During his visit, he announced the construction of 10 more dams in KPK to avoid the recurrence of the devastation caused by the ongoing super deluge in the province.