Kaptaan marches again: What next?

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan is famed for his call to long marches and sit-ins whilst in the competition.

The PTI marches are usually swarmed by using thousands of supporters, some virtually to get a glimpse of their ‘Kaptaan’. However, the birthday party has no longer constantly performed the desires set out for its marches.Here is a take a look at Imran Khan’s calls to the most historic PTI marches and their eventual final results and impact.

2014 – Azadi March

In 2013, Imran called upon the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the Supreme Court to probe the thumbprint impressions of ballots of four National Assembly constituencies with a view to confirm the rigging allegations in the May eleven, 2013 polls.

“Listen to the folks that are at the roads now. They need fingerprints’ verification within the constituencies wherein polls were rigged on the election day,” Imran stated while immediately relating to then chief justice.

His requires rigging have been met by authorities inactivity. Soon after, the SC also disregarded the petition filed by means of the PTI and stated that it required more evidence to annul the election.On April 22, 2014, Imran announced the birthday party’s Azadi (freedom) march after allegations of vote-rigging within the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) ruled 2013 preferred elections had confronted no investigation.

The march began at Imran’s residence in Lahore on August 14 and soon started out transferring toward Islamabad.

The tumultuous, conflict-ridden march became joined by way of former politician Tahir-ul-Qadri and his birthday party the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT). It soon become a dharna (take a seat-in) in the federal capital on August sixteen.


The sit-in, which lasted 126 days, changed into referred to as off on December 17, 2014. The circulate got here after closely armed terrorists massacred 134 college students at the Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar on December sixteen.“Pakistan can not have enough money [our] opposition in those checking out times… we must quit our sit down-in,” Imran stated in his last address.

He advised the formation of a judicial commission to analyze the rigging allegations and requested then highest quality Nawaz to do “what the kingdom desired”.

Imran’s party has been in energy in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) considering that 2013. He was met with the wrath of the grieving mother and father, who he visited a month after the assault due to his wedding. He was criticised for his state of no activity no matter being an MNA.

However, the PTI chief found a “major achievement” after a judicial fee was formed in 2015 to probe the rigging.

On July 23, 2015, the inquiry committee rejected the PTI’s allegations of organised rigging in 2013. Imran stated he accepts the decision of the inquiry fee but would be capable of comment only after seeing the record.

2016 – Tehreek-e-Ehtesaab

Following the debate raised by using the Panama Papers which alleged that Nawaz Sharif and his family were corrupt and highlighted the family’s offshore properties, Imran introduced his Ehtesaab (duty) march.

On July 31, 2016, he claimed that “the march could be a defining moment within the history of Pakistan”. It started on August 7, 2016, in Peshawar.

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