Despite the caretaker setup’s imposition of section 144, defiant Pakistani politician Imran Khan refused to back down and announced a rally in Lahore.
Imran Khan speaks on the phone with Brad Sherman, the US representative for California’s 32nd congressional district, a week after Punjab police fired tear gas at PTI workers in Lahore, killing at least one protester in the ensuing clashes Imran Khan condemns PTI’s violent repression in a phone conversation with US Congressman Brad Sherman.
“I am pleased that Dr. Asif Mahmood was able to visit my house today to discuss Pakistan’s recent developments. Also pleased that former Prime Minister Kahn called to talk about issues with us, Bradman said, announcing that a video statement will be released soon.
Fawad Chaudhry, the leader of the PTI, asserted after the unusual phone conversation that the PDM government will suffer greatly as a result of the death of Ali Bilal, also known as Zillry Shah, and that a US legislator has noticed the killing.
Also pleased that former PM Kahn took the time to discuss issues with us by phone.
Will soon release our video statement.
— Congressman Brad Sherman (@BradSherman) March 11, 2023
As the outspoken politician laid the blame for Khan’s demise on a US-led conspiracy, his phone conversation with a Congressman in the United States raised concerns. However, he reversed his narrative and accused Washington of orchestrating his downfall through the use of local leaders.