Imran Again Unveils Plan For Big Rallies.

ISLAMABAD -- Former prime minister and Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday once again announced countrywide protest rallies on July 2 (next Saturday) with the main power show to be held in the capital against inflation and recent amendments in the accountability law.

Addressing the people through a live broadcast, he said that the main 'big rally' would be held in Parade Ground of Islamabad for the 'people' of the twin cities while protest rallies would be held in other cities including Lahore, Karachi, Multan and Faisalabad.

Khan gave the protest call hours after he approached the Supreme Court to challenge the coalition government's recent amendments to accountability law that governs the NAB saying that the move will increase white-collar crimes in the country.

'I want to say the entire nation that they (the government) will try to frighten you but do not be afraid of them as it is the time to take a stand,' Khan said while addressing his supporters.

'I want your full participation (in the protest rallies) not because of me but for the sake of yourself, the country and for the future of your children,' he said.

Meanwhile, Imran Khan challenged the incumbent government's NAB Ordinance amendments in the Supreme Court and asked for the changes to be 'struck off from statute book'.

In the petition, the PTI chief named the Federation of Pakistan through its secretary Law and Justice Division and the NAB through its chairman as respondents in the case.

The Chairman PTI in his address alleged that PTI workers were subjected to such severe torture during May 25 protest march, which never happened during any democratic regime. 'They want to suppress the people through force,' he said, adding that peaceful protest was their democratic rights. He urged his supporters to 'break this idol of fear' as this would make you slave. He added that if they remained silent: inflation and corruption in the country would keep on increasing.

Accusing that the incumbent government wanted to turn Pakistan into a 'banana republic', he warned that the amendments in NAB laws would drive the country towards destruction because Rs1,100 billion of public money allegedly looted by the corrupt mafia has been pardoned under the amendments.

He said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) led government was ill-prepared to improve the national economy, as they did not have any plan to control inflation. This is because they are only focused on getting...

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