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Imran Khan announces long march from Friday

PESHAWAR: Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday announced to start long march against the government from Lahore’s Liberty Chowk on Friday.

PTI chairman Imran Khan made the announcement while holding a press conference in Peshawar.

The PTI chairman invited the entire nation including labourers, ex-service men and others to participate in the long march for the real freedom of the country.

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Responding to the allegations levelled against him by his opponents for being “irresponsible” for holding a march when the country was undergoing a crisis, Khan said that when he had taken office as the prime minister of the country,  Pakistan was suffering from the “worst economic” situation.

The PTI chief had last week said that he would announce the date by Friday, but the anti-government march will now start on the same day despite repeated government warnings.

The government approached the Supreme Court earlier to stop the PTI’s long march. However, the apex court rejected the request to issue an interim order for stopping the PTI’s planned long march — giving a boost to the Khan-led party.

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