On Friday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Omar Ayub Khan has announced that the former ruling party, along with a “grand opposition alliance,” would kick off a protest movement in Balochistan with the aim is to oppose alleged election rigging on February 8 and fight for the restoration of the constitution and democracy in the country.

Earlier this month, PTI announced that it would start a nationwide movement against what they claim is rigging in general elections, starting from April 13. Asad Qaiser spoke to the media in Rawalpindi after meeting Imran Khan in Adiala jail, where he confirmed that the first rally of the protest movement would take place in Pishin district.

The Khan-founded party believed that the incumbent rulers stole their mandate in the elections and the results were changed in Form 47s to benefit the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).


“Our mission is [upholding] the supremacy of the constitution and law,” Omar said.

“We want the country to be strong.”