Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has announced to support people of Punjab in their protest against power outages. Speaking at a press conference in Islamabad here on Wednesday, he said not only load shedding but he would also protest against inflation. “I will say Faisalabadis to be ready as I am coming to stand by them on June 27,” Khan said adding that he would start his protest movement from Faisalabad and would also visit other cities of the province. He said the Punjab government had failed in protecting life and property of the people. When asked to comment on Supreme Court’s order of disqualifying Yousuf Raza Gilani, Khan said the former prime minister was punished for his defiance against the court orders. Replying a query, the PTI chief said that nothing would change with new prime minister. He demanded an early and immediate election, adding that though early election might prove harmful for his party, it was in the interest of Pakistan. Khan said that transparent election could not expected with Asif Ali Zardari sitting in the presidency as he was also co-chairman of a political party. He alleged that Punjab government had failed to protect the lives and property of people during the protests. Earlier, speaking during his interview for Julian Assange’s talk show “The World Tomorrow”, Khan explained the recent surge in his popularity in Pakistan. Acknowledging that things changed drastically for PTI after two big rallies in Lahore and Karachi, Khan however linked his rise to the exposure given to him by the burgeoning Pakistani electronic media during Pervez Musharraf’s tenure especially during the emergency. Pakistani politicians have realized that the vote bank belongs to me now and that is why they are joining my party”, says Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan. Khan said that since he was at the forefront during the Lawyers’ Movement in 2007, “my party started taking off.” He also mentioned that he had boycotted the elections held under Musharraf, because he believed they were rigged by the “Americans” and were meant to bring the corrupt politicians back in power.