Tahirul Qadri says PAT will contest future elections as political party and bring ‘revolution’ through parliament
Sources say Qadri – left isolated following PTI’s solo flight to other cities – has engaged in covert talks with govt and may call off sit-in after a face-saving deal
PAT chief says he will visit every city in country after Eidul Azha to expand movement
Sharif says he does not want to speak about those who were engaged in ‘negative politics’
Justice Athar Minallah says protest sit-ins appear to be illegal as Islamabad DC had denied giving permission to PTI and PAT to hold demonstrations
The minister said that it was their effort to culminate the dialogue process at the earliest so that sit-ins could end.
The PTI leader said that his party supported democracy and wanted to strengthen it by their reforms agenda. He said that PTI was pursuing dialogue process with a positive approach and his party had shown flexibility at various levels to avoid deadlock.
While the Chinese Foreign Ministry made it clear on Friday that it never released any information about Chinese President XI Jinping’s visit to Pakistan officially, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry is adamant that the visit was scheduled and was later postponed owing to anti-government protests in the federal capital.
Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief General Zaheerul Islam, one of the five departing officers, was among those pushing for the prime minister’s ouster
The parliamentarians denounced the attack on State buildings, saying that MPs were using back doors to enter the Parliament as the main gate was under the control of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) activists.
The government also contended that both parties violated their No Objection Certificate (NOC) by entering the Red Zone, making their protests illegal and unlawful. Further, a total of 13 FIRs have been registered so far by the government against individuals who have created threatened the law and order situation in the country, the reply said.
Imran Khan makes it clear that PTI would stage a sit-in outside PM’s House “come what may”, and that he would not settle on anything less than the PM’s resignation.
Defence Minister Khawaja Asif warned marchers against taking the law into their own hands
Government sources say the protesters would be allowed to stage a sit-in outside PM House and action would only be taken if they threaten law and order situation
Sharif said he would be happy to negotiate but that the conditions set by Khan were unacceptable.
In the meetings between the prime minister and Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif over the last week, the protesters and their demands were discussed repeatedly, but the military chief had not sought any role for himself.
Police produced Butt before the court and handed in the challan which stated that the Model Town incident escalated due to Butt’s involvement in it.