ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) supremo Tahirul Qadri on Saturday announced to move forward party-led sit-ins towards the Prime Minister’s House building in Islamabad.
PTI, PAT protestors have started their journey towards PM House Islamabad followed by recent directives released by Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri.
Military troops have taken positions on important building considered as national entities of Pakistan including PM House, President House and Parliament House.
Protests have now broken out in Karachi, Lahore, Sialkot, Hyderabad, and other cities.
Imran Khan and Dr. Tahirul Qadri leading protesters from their containers present before Cabinet division building.
“Don’t enter into Supreme Court building” leadership directed to the workers.
“98 wounded were shifted to the hospital, no death takes place among injured persons” said Dr Tanveer, spokesperson of PIMS Hospital while talking to the reporters.
More than 110 injured people have been shifted to the PIMS hospital including 32 women, 5 children, 22 police personnels.
Imran Khan container has reached at front of Cabinet Division building in federal capital.
Marchers have entered in Parliament house after destructing the grills of the building.
Protesters who have entered in Parliament house stop their movement followed by orders of military troops.
Clashes have been reported between PTI workers and Police at Liberty roundabout in Lahore.
(12:06pm) PTI Central Information Secretary Shireen Mazari said that Chaudhry Nisar has turned into a ‘Military General’ while innocent people are being oppressed via violence.
She said that PTI is standing firmly with its party workers while whole leadership is present inside Imran Khan’s container moving towards PM House.
(11:57pm) Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) have announced to observe ‘mourning day’ on August 31 (tomorrow) in order to show solidarity with protestors facing crackdowns started by the Pakistan government.
(11:53pm) Security agencies have arrested at least 50 protestors during the crackdowns while 60 injured persons were shifted to the Poly Clinic Hospital Islamabad.
(11:50pm) Outrageous crowd started torching chair present at protest’s spot in Islamabad. Administration calls firefighters on the location.
(11:50pm) PTI workers blocked Liberty road in Lahore, the provincial capital of Punjab.
(11:50pm) Clashes underway between police and PTI workers at Shahrah-e-Dastoor Islamabad.
(11:45pm) Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar ordered security agencies to stop shelling on the PTI, PAT marchers.
(11:27pm) Imran Khan’s new directions for PTI activists:
Imran Khan directs activists to stand firmly against police violence and announces to organise country-wide protests in Pakistan.
Following announcement of Imran Khan, PTI Karachi has announced to organise protests in the metropolitan city of Pakistan tomorrow.
(11:27pm) 30 persons, affected by rubber bullets and tear gas shelling, shifted to the Poly Clinic Hospital, local media reported.
(11:27pm) Outrageous crowd started torching trees and assets near protest’s spot of Islamabad.
(11:27pm) Clash between police and PTI workers outside Poly Clinic Hospital Islamabad.
(11:27pm) PAT workers are performing security duties of Tahirul Qadri’s vehicle comprising of private security guards.
(11:15pm) Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar reached Red Zone under strict security arrangements.
(11:15pm) Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri have been stopped to move forward.
(11:07pm) Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Mujahid Sherdil released directives for ‘every necessary action along with tear gas shelling.’
(11:07pm) Islamabad administration said that no comprise will be made on security of PM House and other sensitive buildings. The administration ordered security agencies to arrest persons who are crossing Red Zone limits.
(11:07pm) Dispersed protestors gathered again and start throwing stones on the security officials.
(11:03pm) Dunya News reported that various women protestors went unconscious on the road while no ambulances or medical facility present on the spot.
(11:00pm) Three persons injured during police action against the protestors.
(10:58pm) Tear gas shelling near Imran Khan’s container, PTI chief went inside his special container followed by heavy shelling.
(10:55pm) Crane driver arrested by police while PAT demonstrators have been restricted before Parliament House.
(10:53pm) Police start shelling on protestors from Pakistan Secretariat building.
(10:52pm) Para-military security agency, Frontier FC, officials deployed on the gate of President House.
(10:47pm) Inspector General (IG) Police Islamabad got directions to arrest protestors.
(10:43pm) Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said that the issue cannot be resolved via negotiations now and he aimed to ‘secure state via power’.
(10:41pm) Security forces start movement within premises of Parliament House.
(10:40pm) Protestors have started moving back from President House.
(10:39pm) Police started throwing tear gas shells and firing rubber bullets on the outrageous protestors at President House gate.
(10:30pm) Protestors are now removing barriers from President House Islamabad.
(10:20pm) PTI, PAT workers are moving forward along with heavy vehicles in order to remove containers acting as barriers between PM House.
Imran Khan’s speech:
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has directed his party workers to step forward to the PM House as protests are entering into its next phase.
Imran Khan delivered his new orders before the PTI protestors staging sit-ins in Islamabad’s Parliament House since August 14.
He reiterated that protestors will be peaceful while moving forward towards PM House.
PTI chief assured the security agencies that all protestors will maintain peace during next phase of ‘Independence March’ leaving towards PM House in few minutes.
He directed the women and children protestors to move back as first rows will be comprised of male workers while moving towards new destiny.
Tahirul Qadri’s address:
Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri on Saturday announced to move forward party-led sit-ins towards the Prime Minister’s House building in Islamabad.
Tahirul Qadri has taken one-step forward as announced to stage sit-ins before Prime Minister House in Islamabad, the federal capital of Pakistan.
PAT chief have finally unveiled his next phase of protests while addressing to the party workers staging sit-ins in the federal capital since August 14.
Qadri reiterated that he is against terrorism and violence.
While directing the PAT workers to move forwards, Qadri repeated his statement several times that the protests are being shifted forward ‘peacefully’ just like they demonstrated before Parliament House.
Following the orders of PAT chief, activists have started lining up immediately to start their new journey towards PM House.
Government sources claimed that the protestors will not be resisted by the on-duty security officials followed by orders of higher authorities.