Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Friday called for nationwide protests to restore “real democracy in the country”.

Addressing his party workers at a rally organised to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the 2007 Karsaz bomb blasts, Bilawal said, “Our demand is to restore democracy”.

“We don’t accept this artificial democracy… the democratic and socio-economic rights of the masses shall be restored… and for this Imran Khan has to resign.”

Bilawal said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government had lost its footing among the people as it had failed to live up to its promises.

“Our anti-government movement has started from Karachi,” he said, while announcing his plan for further protests across the country.

While confirming the dates of the protests, he said that PPP will protest in Thar on October 23, demonstrate in Kashmore on 26 whereas rallies in Punjab will begin from November 1.

“Imran Khan neither has the capability nor seriousness to govern a country of 200 million people.

“Parliament has been side-lined and politicians have taken to the streets,” he added.

In July this year, Bilawal had said that Khan has caused “embarrassment” to the nation during his first visit to the US.

Bilawal had also tweeted saying, “Pitty even when representing our country abroad Selected PM can’t get of his container” (sic).

Earlier in July, the vice president of the PML-N and former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter had demanded the resignation of the country’s incumbent leader Imran Khan.