Supporters of Ousted PM Imran Khan Rally in Pakistan

Published August 22nd, 2022 - 09:54 GMT

Thousands of Pakistanis rallied in the street to show support for their ousted prime minister Imran Khan following news that he was charged under the country's antiterrorism act on Sunday over a speech he gave a day earlier.

Protesters have waved national flags along with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party flags portraying Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan.

Former prime minister Imran Khan is said to have threatened officials during his speech earlier. Khan is charged after chastising top police officials and a judge over the arrest of his chief of staff, Shahbaz Gill.

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A vendor sells flags of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party portraying Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan, outside the Khan's residence in Islamabad on August 22, 2022. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)

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Pakistan opposition leaders warned on August 22 that authorities would cross a "red line" if they arrested former prime minister Imran Khan after he was reported under the anti-terrorism act for comments he made about the judiciary. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)

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Supporters of Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan gather as they guard outside the Khan's residence in Islamabad on August 22, 2022. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)

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Supporters of Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan gather as they guard outside the Khan's residence in Islamabad on August 22, 2022. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)

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Supporters of Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan shout slogans as they guard outside the Khan's residence in Islamabad on August 22, 2022. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)

former prime minister Imran Khan

Supporters of Pakistan's former Prime Minister and leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) Imran Khan, wave flags during an anti-government protest rally in Islamabad on August 20, 2022. (Photo by Farooq NAEEM / AFP)

former prime minister Imran Khan

Supporters of Pakistan's former Prime Minister and leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) Imran Khan, wave flags during an anti-government protest rally in Islamabad on August 20, 2022. (Photo by Farooq NAEEM / AFP)

former prime minister Imran Khan

Pakistani former prime minister and leader of the opposition party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan (front 2R) waves to supporters during a protest rally against the inflation, political destabilisation and continued hikes in fuel prices, in Rawalpindi on July 2, 2022. (Photo by Farooq NAEEM / AFP)

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former prime minister Imran Khan
former prime minister Imran Khan
former prime minister Imran Khan
former prime minister Imran Khan
former prime minister Imran Khan
former prime minister Imran Khan
former prime minister Imran Khan
former prime minister Imran Khan
A vendor sells flags of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party portraying Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan, outside the Khan's residence in Islamabad on August 22, 2022. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)
former prime minister Imran Khan
Pakistan opposition leaders warned on August 22 that authorities would cross a "red line" if they arrested former prime minister Imran Khan after he was reported under the anti-terrorism act for comments he made about the judiciary. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)
former prime minister Imran Khan
Supporters of Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan gather as they guard outside the Khan's residence in Islamabad on August 22, 2022. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)
former prime minister Imran Khan
Supporters of Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan gather as they guard outside the Khan's residence in Islamabad on August 22, 2022. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)
former prime minister Imran Khan
Supporters of Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan shout slogans as they guard outside the Khan's residence in Islamabad on August 22, 2022. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)
former prime minister Imran Khan
Supporters of Pakistan's former Prime Minister and leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) Imran Khan, wave flags during an anti-government protest rally in Islamabad on August 20, 2022. (Photo by Farooq NAEEM / AFP)
former prime minister Imran Khan
Supporters of Pakistan's former Prime Minister and leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) Imran Khan, wave flags during an anti-government protest rally in Islamabad on August 20, 2022. (Photo by Farooq NAEEM / AFP)
former prime minister Imran Khan
Pakistani former prime minister and leader of the opposition party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan (front 2R) waves to supporters during a protest rally against the inflation, political destabilisation and continued hikes in fuel prices, in Rawalpindi on July 2, 2022. (Photo by Farooq NAEEM / AFP)