Lahore: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Wednesday he was launching the “Jail Bharo” movement to register protest against “the attack on fundamental rights and economic meltdown.”
Ahead of the launch of the court arrest later today, the former prime minister tweeted that there were two main reasons for the campaign to achieve “Haqeeqi Azadi” (true freedom).
“One, it is a peaceful, non-violent protest against the attack on our constitutionally-guaranteed fundamental rights,” he wrote while highlighting that illegal corruption cases and FIRs were being registered against the PTI leaders.
While referring to alleged torture of PTI leader Shahbaz Gill and Azam Swati, he said the drive was being launched to protest the custodial torture, attacks on journalists and social media people.
“Two, it is against the economic meltdown brought on by cabal of crooks who have money laundered billions in looted wealth & gotten NROs for themselves,” Mr Khan said, adding that the government’s policies have crushed the poor and middle class “under the burden of spiraling inflation & rising unemployment”.