In another tweet, Khan posted an aerial view of the Lahore rally and said he never saw such a big crowd. “Never have such crowds come out so spontaneously and in such numbers in our history, rejecting the imported govt led by crooks,” Khan said.
PTI’s local leadership was leading the protest. The charged workers and supporters of the party were chanting slogans against the US, which Khan claims to be behind the ouster of his government.
They were also shouting slogans against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif, who is expected to be elected as the new prime minister on Monday; Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chair Asif Ali Zaradri and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman for allegedly plotting against Khan’s government at the behest of the US.
Most placards being carried by the protesters read “Imported government not acceptable.” This (Imported government not acceptable) was also a top trend in Pakistan with over 2.7 million tweets till early hours of Monday.
Former federal minister and PTI senior leader Shireen Mazari said in a tweet: “Such amazing scenes from across Pak and from abroad — Pakistanis have rejected US instigated regime change. Two of my favourite individual placards! #ImportedGovernmentRejected #RevolutionBlackedOut.”
She also complained of Pakistani media for not giving proper coverage to massive protests across the country, especially in Lahore and Karachi.