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Imran Khan to address protesters at Karachi on Sunday

Islamabad, Sep 19 (): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has decided to expand his protest from the capital to Karachi, saying he would visit the city on Sunday, September 21 to lead a protest gathering against the federal government.

In a meeting held on Wednesday, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)’s core committee decided to hold weekly protests in all major cities of the country. The committee gathered at the residence of the party chief, Bani Gala.

The party is strong in Karachi, where its work force has been organizing rallies regularly since the start of the Azadi march on Aug. 14. The gathering that will be held in Karachi will be the first such meet and the city is selected as the first stop of Imran Khan.

While speaking to his supporters at the ongoing protest campaign being held at D-Chowk on his daily night speech, Imran said tsunami would hit Karachi on Sunday. The same day Imran would fly back to Islamabad to join the protest in Islamabad (Sunday night).

Earlier, Imran had said he would go to Karachi to thank the party workers only after seeking the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. A senior leader of PTI said that the decision to enlarge the undertaking is in reaction to the stubbornness of the government. He said if the prime minister thinks that he can shatter them with the backing of parliament’s two houses, he is either misunderstanding the circumstances or his counsellors are misleading him.

Deputy general secretary of PTI Imran Ismail is assigned to make arrangements for the Karachi rally. The protests headed by Pakistan Awami Tehreek chairman Tahirul Qadri and PTI chief Imran Khan started on August 15 in an effort to overthrow Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, whom they have blamed of rigging general election held in 2013.

The political crisis of the country has intensified with a murder case listed against Prime Minister Sharif, his ministers and other top officials few days back for their supposed involvement in the killing of anti-government protesters.