Be ready for “Jail Bharo” movement, Imran Khan asks supporters

Be ready for “Jail Bharo” movement, Imran Khan asks supporters

Lahore (Staff Report/Agencies): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday asked his workers and supporters to prepare for “Jail Bharo” movement across the country.

Khan said that the PTI could have opted for a nationwide strike, but will choose to fill the prisons instead in light of the fears that the country's economy might deteriorate further.

“We have two options: Considering what they have been doing, we could have gone for a wheel-jam strike and demonstrations — which is also a way and a democratic one,” Imran Khan said and added, “But since the state of economy is so bad, it’ll worsen. Therefore, I ask all my workers, the Pakistani nation and everyone to prepare for Jail Bharo movement.”

Khan’s comments come in the wake of sedition cases filed against PTI’s Senior Vice-President Fawad Chaudhry and former member of National Assembly Shandana Gulzar, while Senator Azam Swati and Shahbaz Gill were booked earlier for speaking against the military.

Khan’s close ally and Awami Muslim League (AML) leader Sheikh Rashid Ahmed is also on judicial remand in a case for allegedly making defamatory remarks against the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leadership.