Pakistan’s Khan issues ultimatum on elections after mass rally

Supporters of former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s political party Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf and police clash during their march on Islamabad, Pakistan. – EPA pic, May 26, 2022.

PAKISTAN’S ousted prime minister Imran Khan today warned the government to stage fresh elections or face more mass protests, after leading thousands of supporters to the capital Islamabad in a showdown with his political rivals.

His morning address was the culmination of a chaotic 24 hours, which saw the capital blockaded and clashes break out between police and protesters across the country.

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