LIVE updates: Imran Khan challenges Nawaz to a fight in his district.
PTI resumes day 5 of long march from Gujranwala; this is Imran Khan’s second march to Islamabad. This year PTI Chairman Imran Khan is leading the long march to Islamabad. Despite the fact that the party and the government remain at odds.
Before concluding the fourth day of the march, the PTI chair announced that the caravan would arrive in Islamabad in eight to nine days. As opposed to the earlier schedule of November 4. This is the PTI chairman’s second march to Islamabad since he was deposed earlier this year in a no-confidence vote.
Pakistan’s political unrest has exacerbated economic uncertainty.Also with international rating agencies questioning. Whether the current government can maintain difficult economic policies in the face of political pressure and looming elections.
Continue reading for the most LIVE updates from Pakistan on the PTI’s long march.
Tuesday, November 1, 3:00 p.m. — Imran Khan addresses march PTI chair participants. After arriving in Gujranwala, Imran Khan addressed the participants of the long march. He vowed to defeat PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif in his constituency.
“Nawaz Sharif, whenever you run for office again, I challenge you. I will go to your constituency and defeat you,” Imran said. He also claimed that former Prime Minister and PPP Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari was attempting to unite the establishment against the PTI.
The PTI chief claimed that PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif. Like Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, would return to Pakistan in a similar manner. He told the crowd that he admired the PML-N supremo’s decision to “run away from Pakistan.”
Imran Khan, Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, arrives in Gujranwala at 2:09 p.m.
According to Geo News, the PTI Chairman has arrived in Gujranwala.
2:10pm — ‘PTI workers and citizens will not shed blood,’ says Qureshi.
Meanwhile, PTI stalwart Shah Mehmood Qureshi claimed that the government was attempting to portray the long march negatively. “PTI workers and citizens will not shed blood and will advance peacefully,” Qureshi said. They were campaigning with all their might that the PTI was an enemy of the army. Qureshi said, adding that those who were now playing the sentinels [of the institutions] had previously slandered the establishment. “I’ve heard that a new press conference is on the way. “Imran Khan has stated that these press conferences will not harm him or the party, but rather those who will address it,” Qureshi said.
2:05pm — Fawad questions the government on why it is concerned about the small number of march participants.
PTI leader Fawad Chaudhary dismissed Nawaz Sharif’s claim that the long marchers numbered. No more than 2,000 and that the PTI’s demands should be ignored.
“With us being so few in number, what do they have to be afraid of?. Fawad stated this during a press conference with his party colleague Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
“If we only have 2,000 people, let us come to Islamabad.” Why are their feet trembling?”
Fawad, mocking an exiled elder Sharif, stated that his younger brother (Shehbaz) was in power and that the three-time former prime minister would not return home. “If Prime Minister Shehbaz’s own family does not trust him, how can investors?” “You must submit to the people of Pakistan,” Fawad said. (LIVE updates)
Imran Khan, Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, departs for Gujranwala at 1:09 p.m.
According to Geo News, PTI Chairman Imran Khan has left for Gujranwala.
12:20 p.m. — According to the constitution, general elections will be held on time: Marriyum Aurangzeb. Minister of Information, has stated that the general elections will be held on time and in accordance with the constitution.
In a televised message on Tuesday, she expressed regret for PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s statement about the imposition of martial law. Stating that democracy will flourish in the country and will continue to serve the masses.
She claimed that the PTI chairman desires anarchy, chaos, and bloodshed rather than elections, democracy, peace, and development. She stated that Imran Khan’s statements show his frustration.
12:10pm — According to Qaiser, the PTI’s KP wing will bring 150,000 people.
According to former National Assembly speaker Asad Qaiser, the PTI will lead a convoy of 150,000 people from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The numbers were revealed in a video message posted on Twitter by the former NA speaker.
11:55 a.m. — Public reaction to the PTI’s long march is lukewarm: Marriyum
Marriyum Aurangzeb, Minister of Information and Broadcasting. It has harshly criticised PTI Chairman Imran Khan for openly asking institutions to intervene in politics by deposing a democratically elected government.
She said in a news release that Khan should explain. Who he is threatening while delivering speeches on a container during his long march toward Islamabad.
She stated that the march received a lukewarm response from the public and that Khan should recognise that 2,000 people do not represent the entire nation of 220 million.
11:30 a.m. — PTI leader Hammad Azhar announces a route map for central Punjab.
11:15 a.m. — A caravan from Sindh begins its journey to Islamabad to join the march.
10:55 a.m. — Asad Umar criticises Sanaullah for referring to the PTI long march as a “mob.”
PTI leader Asad Umar slammed Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah for referring to those taking part in the party’s long march as a “mob.”
“Those who refer to Pakistanis as a mob should be ashamed.” “The people are not on your side,” Umar said at a press conference. He also challenged Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to join the protests.
10:40am — March will resume at 12pm from Chan da Qila.
The long march will resume from Chan da Qila, Gujranwala. At noon on the fifth day, according to PTI leader Musarrat Cheema. Cheema stated that the day’s station for the “Haqiqi Azadi” march will be Super Asia Chowk.
10:30 a.m. — Will march with licenced weapons: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Higher Education. And PTI leader Kamran Bangash said the long march would turn into a sit-in once it reached the federal capital. And KP participants would bring their licenced weapons.
According to electronic media reports. He stated that “we will carry weapons for our protection in the event of a government attack.”
“Pakistan has a paper democracy.” Politicians must make decisions in a democratic system,” said the former finance minister. He also stated that former Prime Minister Imran Khan refuses to listen to anyone.
10:15 a.m. — Imran addresses those he refers to as Mir Jafar: Mian Javed Latif, Federal Minister and PML-N Central Leader. Said Monday that PTI Chief Imran Khan was now negotiating with those he had labelled Mir Jafar and Mir Sadiq. Latif stated that the country will not accept such backdoor talks. “You know your chapter is over, and now you will face your cases,” he said, adding that Imran would be barred from leaving Pakistan until the cases against him were resolved. (LIVE updates)
10:00am — A modernised security system has been installed in Islamabad.
To ensure Islamabad’s security, the government has implemented a modernised system that includes cameras and smart cars.
According to the details, the Safe City Project has been fully modernised in response to emerging threats to the federal capital’s security. According to the information provided by the relevant departments.
Imran Khan hopes to cross Gujranwala today at 9:40 a.m.
According to the PTI Chairman, his convoy is moving at a speed of 12 kilometres per hour and he hopes to cross Gujranwala today.