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Ousted Pakistan PM Imran Khan vows to continue rallying against rivals and fight for ‘real independence’

Mr Khan has recently been criticized for holding public meetings while Pakistan has been reeling from devastating floods that have so far claimed more than 1,000 lives.

Mr Khan has recently been criticized for holding public meetings while Pakistan has been reeling from devastating floods that have so far claimed more than 1,000 lives.

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said his political rally against his rivals would continue even as the crisis-torn country was hit hard by devastating floods because his fight was for ‘haqiqi azadi’ (true freedom).

Addressing a rally in the Jhelum district of the most populous Punjab province, Mr Khan, 69, said on Saturday he was fighting against “thieves” who have looted Pakistan for 30 years and fighting for the rule of law. dawn The newspaper reported this on Sunday.

“I am fighting against these thieves who have looted the country for 30 years. I am fighting for the rule of law. I am fighting for a country that was supposed to be an Islamic welfare state,” he said while addressing the public. He said during the speech. assembly

Mr Khan has recently been criticized for holding public meetings while Pakistan has been reeling from devastating floods that have so far claimed more than 1,000 lives.

Flooding caused by torrential rain since Sunday 14 June has claimed another 119 lives, inundating large swathes of plains in the south and southwest of the country.

In the rally, Mr. Khan said, a massive campaign is being conducted against his rally.

“There is a massive campaign going on through newspapers, friendly media, journalists and a special media house which always defends the thieves. They are saying this is not the time to rally,” Mr Khan said.

Mr Khan denied being involved in politics at the time of the tragedy and instead called it a “genuine freedom struggle”.

Taking a swipe at the ruling coalition led by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Mr Khan said he was being told not to hold rallies during the floods, but the government was ‘pushing the country’s largest political party to the wall.’ “A terrorism case was filed against me. They even came to arrest me. The news was spread all over the world. They called Pakistan a banana republic. We were ridiculed,” he said. A case under Section 7 was recently filed against Mr. Khan. of the Anti-Terrorism Act (punishment for acts of terrorism) for “threatening” a woman judge and senior police officers at a public meeting in Islamabad.

However, he was granted interim bail till September 1 in this regard.

Cricketer-turned-politician Mr Khan has been targeting powerful institutions, including the Pakistan army, since the fall of his government in April.

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