Geneva [Switzerland]: On Monday, an influential group of supporters of Imran Khan, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, gathered in front of the UN office in Geneva to bring attention to the human rights violations in Pakistan.
Protestors have had the flag of Pakistan in their hand. On the other hand, Imran Khan Party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) assembled in front of the Broken Chair monument across the street from the Palace of Nations, which houses the United Nations Office.
Protestors also carried slogans in their hand like.”Imran Tum Aage Badho Hum Tumhare Saath hai” (Imran, you go ahead, we are with you) and “Hume Chahiye Azadi” (We want Freedom).
Their motive for this protest was the release of Imran Riaz Khan, a Pakistani journalist and a YouTuber, who was arrested by the police on May 11 at Sialkot International Airport, and his current location has been untraceable.
As per the reports, a large number of former PM Imran Khan supporters are protesting worldwide, and almost everyone is currently demonstrating amidst the worsening political tussle between Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and PTI Chief Imran Khan.
On May 9, Pakistan witnessed violent protests after the arrest of Khan in a corruption case by paramilitary Rangers from the premises of Islamabad High Court. The police have arrested thousands of PTI supporters, who a military court is now trying.
Pakistan’s Interior Minister and Defence Minister have hinted that Imran Khan could also be tried in a military court for his alleged involvement in the May 9 incident in which his supporters attacked military and state installations.