Several celebrities joined massive crowds at PTI massive jalsa in Lahore, where former PM Imran Khan demanded immediate elections in the country.
The event took place at the historic location of Minar-e-Pakistan. While addressing a mammoth public gathering at Minar-e-Pakistan, Khan underlined that the PTI was a democratic party and it strongly believed in democracy and added that it would never accept any “imported rule” in the country.
“We don’t want any confrontation but the mistake of imposing the ‘imported government’ can only be rectified by holding immediate elections in the country,” the former prime minister told the rally.
Khan asked the people of Pakistan to get ready for his call to come to Islamabad in the next phase of his movement. He asked the people to pledge that they would continue their peaceful struggle for “real democracy and independence” in Pakistan till the announcement of fresh elections.
Many celebrities joined the protest, donning green and red, the official colors of the political party, in order to lend support to Khan, who was ousted via a no-confidence motion earlier this month.
Celebs spotted at the event
Veteran actor Samina Peerzada took to Twitter to share a picture of herself wearing the PTI colors on her head. “We are stronger now,” she wrote. “The entire country is stating in unison that we are a free and independent nation. We will make our own decisions. Free and fair elections immediately.”
Musician Annie Khalid also took to the bird app to share pictures of herself from the rally. She wrote alongside it, “World, are you watching? We reject the foreign conspiracy. It’s Imran Khan or nothing!”
Actor Shaan Shahid, who also addressed the crowd at the rally, tweeted, “I spoke my heart for the love I have for my motherland. I’m a Pakistani that stands firm with the only hope for Pakistan Imran Khan.”
Veteran actor Khaled Anam shared videos from the venue on Instagram, writing in the caption, “I am there, are you?” Along with a hashtag that translates to, “We reject imported government.”
Fashion designer Munib Nawaz wrote on the photo-sharing app, “It’s time to pick a side. In the future, these days will be marked as one of the brightest [uprises] in the political awakening of this country. I’m glad [I’m] on the side of Pakistan!”
VJ and host Anoushey Ashraf took to her Instagram stories to comment on the large numbers the rally attracted.
Zara Noor Abbas also shared pictures of the protest, writing on Instagram, “Lahore, I salute your strength!”
Many celebrities also took to the streets in support of the ousted former PM at the PTI jalsa in Karachi on Saturday.
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