K-P CM Gandapur warns against nationwide hunger strikes for Imran Khan’s release
Last week, Imran Khan said he was contemplating going on a hunger strike if he continued to be denied justice

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K-P CM and firebrand PTI leader Amin Ali Gandapur

Peshawar, July 8: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur has declared that if former PM Imran Khan goes on a hunger strike, then PTI supporters will observe similar protests across Pakistan and globally.

Addressing the concerns of the Pakistan Tehreek-Insaf founder, he said, “His reservations are completely valid. If he goes on a hunger strike, the protest will spread throughout Pakistan and around the world. We adhere to the law and respect it, and we can engage in peaceful protests to claim our rights.”

Speaking to the media after an appearance at the Anti-Terrorism Court in Islamabad on Monday, he mentioned discussions with an American delegation regarding the cypher issue.

Gandapur also highlighted that for the first time under his leadership, the KP government has not taken any loans and has instead presented a surplus budget of Rs100 billion.

He further shared that the Health Card scheme is being reintroduced in the province, aligning with the vision of the PTI founder for K-P to be self-sufficient. “In just 100 days, we have undertaken numerous public service initiatives,” he added.

The CM also stated that by 2028, KP will generate 800 megawatts of electricity and employ 100,000 young people. However, he pointed out that demands for appointing officers in the province have not been met.

Last week, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder had called on Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa to recuse himself from the benches hearing cases related to the PTI party.

Imran Khan also said he was contemplating going on a hunger strike if he continued to be denied justice.

He stated that every other case involving the PTI was “fixed” before CJP Isa despite his lawyer’s objection to the CJP’s presence on the bench. The PTI founder said that his legal team wanted such cases to be transferred away from Courtroom 1.

Imran Khan reiterated his allegation that Adiala Jail was being managed by some colonel or major and added that the jail superintendent served “under their command” who did not allow him to meet with PTI leaders.

Imran Khan said he was considering going on a hunger strike and would do so if justice was denied.