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Imran Khan urges people to attend Minar-e-Pakistan rally despite hurdles

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has urged the people of Pakistan to attend the party’s Minar-e-Pakistan rally, despite fears that the government may put up hurdles to prevent people from attending.

The rally, which was previously postponed due to the ongoing law and order situation, is scheduled to take place on March 25, and Khan is promising a “mammoth rally” to prove which side the nation stands on.

Taking to Twitter, Khan called the rally the “fundamental right” of the people of Pakistan, and promised to give his vision for Haqeeqi Azadi, and how the country can be brought out of the mess caused by a “cabal of crooks”. He urged everyone to assert their right as people of a free nation and come to Minar-e-Pakistan.

“I am inviting everyone in Lahore to attend after Tarawih prayers,” Khan tweeted. “I will give my vision of Haqeeqi Azadi and how we will pull Pakistan out of the mess cabal of crooks have put our country in. My heart tells me this rally will break all records.”

This is not the first time that the rally has been postponed. Earlier this month, Khan led his party’s election rally in the Punjab capital, which was the first polls-related activity in more than four months. He announced that the party would hold its next power show at Minar-e-Pakistan on March 19.

However, the Lahore High Court (LHC) restrained the PTI leadership from holding a rally at Minar-e-Pakistan, citing the ongoing law and order situation. Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh presided over the hearing and remarked that the current situation in the provincial capital had “tarnished the image of Pakistan across the world”.

Justice Sheikh also stated that the authorities should be conveyed at least 15 days prior if a rally procession is to be held in order to make proper security arrangements.

Despite these challenges, Khan is determined to hold the rally and prove that it is the people’s right to attend a political gathering. He hopes that the event will be a referendum to show which side the nation stands on.

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