LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Spearheaded by Imran Khan, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Azadi March (independence march) which began its journey from Zaman Park, Lahore Thursday morning is now on its way to Islamabad.
PML-N workers clash again near Pindi bypass in Gujranwala. Workers of both parties have pelted each others with stones. Police baton charge to bring the situation under control.
CM Punjab orders IGP to provide additional security to Azadi March participants. CM orders PML-N offices opened on the route of the march to be shut immediately.
Sheikh Rasheed tells Geo News there were four attacks on Imran Khan’s container. Rasheed says Imran Khan has made it clear that if anything happens to him a case will be lodged against the Sharif brothers.
The marchers have proceeded from Gujranwala towards Wazirabad.
PTI and PML-N workers clash in Gujranwala, several members of both parties injured. Reports stated that the clash took place when PTI supporters were passing through an area where PML-N office was located.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif has appealed that workers remain calm during the march.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan has reiterated that holding Long March was their democratic right.
Earlier, addressing the participants of Azadi march at Mall Road here Thursday evening, Khan said: “marchers are heading Islamabad to demand resignation from PM Nawaz Sharif and form a new Pakistan”.
He said: “There will be no place for people like Gullu Butt in the new Pakistan.”
Khan said rulers have their assets outside Pakistan, adding that he would not keep his money abroad.
Over poll rigging, the PTI chief once again said the mandate of Pakistani people was snatched.
In his address, he again demanded resignation from members of Election Commission of Pakistan.
Expressing hope, Khan said he would return from Islamabad with a victory like the one he had achieved in the past in Gaddafi stadium when he was a cricketer.
Imran Khan addresses Azadi March at Charing Cross, Lahore.
Khan says he is going to Islamabad to ask for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation. The PTI chairman reiterates that protest is their democratic right. Khan further says the wealth of those governing the country is abroad and vows to keep his money in Pakistan. Khan called for the Election Commission to resign before he arrived in Islamabad and told the crowd that it was unconstitutional to win elections through rigging.