Under the sizzling sun, the zest and enthusiasm of participants of the “Azadi” and “Inqilab” sit-ins has started to come down in contrast to the past six days.
There were a low number of workers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) at the venue during the day on Thursday.
Contrary to this, workers of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) were present in higher numbers, sitting under trees, camping on roads, sleeping on footpaths and the green belts.
However, that enthusiasm was missing when, before the arrival of PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri outside the Parliament House to address his followers, sit-in administrators repeatedly requested participants to gather near the stage to listen to their leader.
Some PAT workers were seen trying to persuade participants to leave their places and assemble near the stage to listen to Qadri.
Most of them were seen searching for a shade to sit in to escape the brutal heat.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 22nd, 2014.
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