Islamabad (Web Desk): The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) staged a peaceful protest against Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and Chief Election Commission (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja in Islamabad’s F9 Park on Thursday evening.
Addressing the rally, PTI chief said that no law prohibits political parties to collect money from overseas Pakistanis.
“PTI collected money from companies in 2017 and the law prohibiting this action was formulated in 2017; therefore, no law has been violated,” Imran Khan said.
Earlier, the PTI had announced holding a peaceful protest outside of the ECP on Thursday, demanding the Sikandar Sultan Raja’s resignation.
“Today I am calling all our people to come out in peaceful public protest against CEC & ECP in F-9 Park at 6pm,” PTI Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan said in a tweet, and added, “I will be addressing the gathering between 7:00 - 7:30 pm.”
However, the party changed the venue after Interior Minister Interior Rana Sanaullah warned of strict actions if PTI workers try to enter the Red Zone.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad alongside Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, the interior minister that the demonstrators would be allowed to hold their protest at the nearby F-9 Park or the Parade Ground.