Imran Khan would not let “anything bulletproof” divide him from the people because he is a kaptaan (captain) who “loved his people” and did not want to be apart from them, according to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretary General Asad Umar.
After the alleged assassination attempt against the previous premier, leaders of the current government recommended he build a bulletproof shield on his vehicle as a precaution.
Asad stated that “Toba [Tek Singh], Chiniot, Faisalabad, Jhang, Sindh, Punjab” all stood in support of Imran during the party’s Haqeeqi Azadi March and that PTI supporters will not back down or bend before anyone in a message to the chief justice of Pakistan.
Asad quoted the PTI head as saying that he was “standing even after being shot” and he was “waiting for the nation to stand behind him.” Asad also said that when he speaks to Imran in the evening, he will inform the party chief that the women of Toba Tek Singh were also part of the march. Asad Umar and other party leaders drove the convoy through Gojra Tehsil, where he was greeted outside Hamza Usman’s house.
He gave a brief statement of appreciation to the people before the procession started to continue in the direction of its destination.
Later, in Toba Tek Singh, Asad Umar and PTI leader Shahbaz Gill arrived at Kalma Chowk.