Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has restated his commitment to the pursuit of real freedom “Haqeeqi Azadi”. He encourages the nation not to lose hope and assures them that this challenging time will pass. He also emphasizes that, in the upcoming elections, the “unelected predatory group and their enablers” will face defeat.
In his message from jail, the former prime minister stated, “No matter where they imprison me or the conditions they impose, I will not waver in my pursuit of real freedom, upholding the rule of law, and Pakistan’s Constitution, which includes free and fair elections.” He conveyed this message on October 10, through his official account on X.
Imran Khan added, “For those suggesting I leave the country, know that I will live and die in Pakistan; I will not abandon my homeland.”
Regarding the “cypher case,” he alleged that it was designed to protect former army chief General (retired) Qamar Javed Bajwa and US diplomat Donald Lu. Imran Khan expressed his frustration, saying, “Treason was committed against me and my government by General Bajwa. Instead of investigating the foreign conspiracy behind a regime change, a case has been filed against me for informing the people of Pakistan about this treason.”
He shared the challenges he faced during the initial days of his imprisonment but noted that he had adapted to the prison conditions. Imran Khan stated that he is now spiritually, mentally, and physically stronger than ever before. He had also used his time in prison to study and research the Holy Quran and other books.
Imran Khan encouraged his supporters not to lose hope, referring to a verse from the Holy Quran that suggests ease follows difficulty. He urged them to continue raising their voices against an “unelected predatory group” and their facilitators and to demand a fair and transparent election in the country.
Imran Khan also voiced concern for his party workers who had been “illegally” imprisoned, especially the women workers. He appealed to the judiciary to ensure their prompt release.
In conclusion, Imran Khan predicted that his supporters would turn out in large numbers on the day of the election to defeat all other parties. He concluded by saying, “No matter how much these people cheat, their only destiny is defeat. Long live Pakistan.”