As the political temperature in the federal capital rises, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Monday did push ups with his workers to warm up ahead of the planned Islamabad lockdown.
The PTI chairman reportedly did as many as 50 push ups as he was flanked by other party leaders, including singer Salman Ahmad.
Earlier this month, PTI Official shared a video of Imran on their Facebook page showing how he was preparing for the ‘decisive’ moment. The video showed Imran’s gym routine and was captioned: “Kaptaan’s lifetime of training for this very decisive moment, it’s been a long time coming ?! Be very afraid Nawaz Sharif. #SupportPTIforPakistan.”
Earlier on Monday, Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered PTI chairman Imran Khan to appear in court during hearing of petitions against the party’s planned protest. IHC Judge Shaukat Siddiqui asked Imran to announce that the sit-in will be staged at a designated place without disturbing law and order or routine activities in the federal capital.
Meanwhile, police have reportedly continued to arrest the activists and erected barriers in their way as they attempted to reach Imran’s residence in Bani Gala.
On Monday morning, PTI leader Shireen Mazari said police had restrained her and other women activists of the party from reaching Bani Gala, asking the authorities to explain the situation.
Imran has announced to launch a mass protest in Islamabad on November 2 against the alleged massive corruption by the rulers as exposed by Panama Papers leaks. According to the PTI chairman, he wouldn’t call off his protest until the premier returns the ‘looted’ money to the exchequer or steps down from his position.