Ousted Pakistani PM Imran Khan Calls on People Not to Accept Imposed Government

Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan attended an anti-government rally in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Wednesday night, calling on his supporters not to accept an “imposed government.”

Speaking to the thousands of supporters, Khan accused the country’s new leadership of being an “imposed government” that colluded with the US to oust Khan.

Khan, who is also chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), claimed that Washington opposes him because of his independent foreign policy favoring China and Russia.

Khan condemned what he called a US collusion to impose a “puppet government” on Pakistan, threatening to continue nationwide demonstrations until an early election was held.

“We will not give up, immediate polls must be held. The decision of the people through fair and free elections is the only way to move forward,” Khan demanded.

Khan was dismissed as Prime Minister post on Sunday after losing a no-confidence vote, and his opposition Shehbaz Sharif was elected on Monday as the country’s new Prime Minister.

Since Khan’s removal, tens of thousands of his supporters have taken to the streets in different cities around Pakistan, and chanted the slogan “we want him (Khan) back.”

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