Pakistan deploys army against ex-PM — Analysis
Islamabad summons troops to support the protest van that led by PM Imran Khan into the capital
As thousands protestors loyal to former PM Imran Khan marched on the capital, the Pakistani government authorized the deployment the Pakistani military to Islamabad to defend its headquarters. Khan marched through the capital to demand that the government grant him the right to occupy the building. “imported government”Call for early elections
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah tweetedIt is expected that the army may be used to provide protection “important government buildings”Under Article 245 de la Constitution pakistanaise
“Among the buildings that will be protected are the Supreme Court, Parliament House, Prime Minister House, Presidency, Pakistan Secretariat and Diplomatic enclaves,”In the notification, he stated that.
According to Article 245, the Federal Government approves deployment of enough troops by Pakistan Army Army in Red Zone. pic.twitter.com/85Nex2xama
— Rana SanaUllah Khan (@PresPMLNPunjab) May 25, 2022
They are situated in close proximity to D-Chowk square, which Khan and his followers call their objective. The ousted PM, who is 50km away from Islamabad on Wednesday, called upon his supporters to meet in D-Chowk, and not leave the square until after the election. “imported government”Announces the new election.
Videos posted on social media by Khan’s PTI (Pakistan Movement for Justice) party showed him at the head of a caravan of cars, entering Islamabad to cheers from the crowd.
“The Pakistani people have announced their decision!!”The party spoke in another video.
Though another PTI video showed some police officers welcoming Khan’s caravan, there were also reports of police using batons and tear gas against the protesters.
Khan was confident that police officers would support his cause according to Dawn. They will realize the caravan is his, says Khan. “jihad and not politics.”An ex-PM called “all Pakistanis”to go on the streets declaring their presence “send a message across Pakistan that the nation has rejected this imported government.”
In a no-confidence vote, the former cricket player was voted out and Shehbaz Sharif (PLM-N) replaced him. He is also the brother of Nawaz Sharif (ex-PM), who was disqualified for corruption allegations.
Khan was just about to sign a string of trade deals in Russia. Before the vote, Khan strongly suggested that America was his outside power.
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