Pakistan’s Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri in Islamabad rally

Thousands of protesters have gathered in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad after arriving in big convoys from Lahore. Rally leaders Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri demanded that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif step down, alleging rigging in the 2013 elections. Mr Qadri, an anti-government cleric, told his supporters in a midday speech to continue protesting until they bring a “peaceful revolution”. Last year’s…

In anticipation: With little stake, G-B watches crisis unfold in Islamabad

Gilgit:  Six hundred kilometers from the federal capital, a school teacher in Gilgit is feeling the anguish of the looming political crisis in Islamabad.   “I am disturbed over the impasse although I had no role in electing the prime minister,” Masroor Ahmed told The Express Tribune. “But still, my heart beats with those who voted the government into power.”…

Who is orchestrating long marches, questions Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: In a speech that addressed the ongoing political crisis in the currently, the prime minister on Monday asked who is behind the calls for revolutions and marches in the country. “I can’t help but laugh at the agendas of these long marches,” Nawaz Sharif said, indirectly referring to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT). “It hurts and…

PTI workers asked to ‘besiege’ police stations if threatened

LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leadership has asked its workers to remain ‘unarmed’, but besiege police stations and roads if police try to detain them or impound their motorcycles. In order to counter police highhandedness ahead of the Azadi March on Aug 14, the Insaf Youth Wing (IYW) has constituted a 3,000-member quick response force called as ‘Insaf Youth Special Services…

‘Azadi March’ is a war between democracy and monarchy: Imran Khan -

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Imran Khan has warned on Sunday that PTI workers will cease whole Pakistan if he got detained by authorities, ARY News reported. While addressing at PTI’s worker convention in Lahore today, Imran Khan said conducting peaceful protest is a constitutional right of every political party. He warned Punjab Police to be ready to bear severe consequences…

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