PESHAWAR, Pakistan - PTI Chairman Imran Khan announced on Sunday that his long march, the "Azadi March," will arrive in Islamabad on May 25 and has asked his supporters to meet him at 3 p.m. on the federal capital's Srinagar Highway.
Khan announced this during a press conference in Peshawar following a PTI's core committee meeting.
Later, on Twitter, he stated that he wanted the "entire nation to come to Islamabad" and that he will lead the long march from Peshawar.
During the press conference, Khan demanded a new election date and the dissolution of assemblies. He also sent a message to the country's military, requesting that it keep its promise of "neutrality."
He stated that people from all walks of life, particularly women, should join his long march and that he would remain in Islamabad for as long as necessary.
"We are willing to give our lives, but we will never accept these thieves ruling the country," he declared. "We require a date for new elections and the dissolution of the assemblies."
According to the former prime minister, the PTI has always been a peaceful party that has "never instigated violence or chaos."