New Delhi : Lakhs of people demonstrated at Liberty Chowk in Lahore in support of Imran Khan, who was removed from the post of Prime Minister of Pakistan through a no-confidence motion. In a late night protest on Sunday, several protesters demonstrated in the area, raising slogans against the opposition.

Images and videos posted on social media showed an area packed with supporters of Imran Khan raising slogans in support of the deposed prime minister. The protesters also raised slogans against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shahbaz Sharif and the younger brother of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was named by the opposition as the new prime minister of Pakistan. Protest rallies took place across Lahore as Shehbaz Sharif files his nomination for the post of Prime Minister of Pakistan






Apart from Lahore, protest rallies were also organized in various cities including Islamabad, Karachi and Peshawar, with protesters raising slogans against the opposition.

Earlier, Imran Khan said that today marked the beginning of a “freedom struggle”, which he called a “foreign conspiracy for regime change”. In an effort to inspire his supporters, he said, “there are always people who defend their sovereignty and democracy.”

“Pakistan became an independent state in 1947; But the freedom struggle begins again today against a foreign conspiracy to change power. It is always the people of the country who defend their sovereignty and democracy,” he said in another tweet.

In Karachi, the city was illuminated for him after the expulsion of Imran Khan. Protests began at Zero Point in Islamabad, with PTI supporters gathering and waving flags in favor of the former prime minister.

According to Dawn newspaper, the traffic flow on the Srinagar highway was affected due to the rally with long traffic lines.

PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry, while speaking to the media in Islamabad earlier in the day, had called upon people to protest after the Isha prayers. He said that Khan not leading a major movement would be a “betrayal of the country’s politics and the Constitution”.

According to the Dawn newspaper, the party later released a schedule of various protests in cities across the country starting at 9:30 pm.

Meanwhile, Imran Khan said that never in our history had such a crowd turned out so spontaneously and in such numbers, dismissing the “imported government led by rogues”.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Imran Khan also expressed his gratitude to the people of the country for supporting the protest against his expulsion as the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

“Thank you to all Pakistanis for their wonderful support and sentiments for bringing to power a group of gangsters who came out on bail to protest against the US-backed regime change brought to power by local Mir Jafars . Shows that this has been vehemently rejected by Pakistanis at home and abroad,” tweeted Imran Khan.