Protest: PTI takes out anti-Nawaz rally in Pindi

The participants also included women. They held party flags and pictures of PTI Chairman Imran Khan.


Our Correspondent September 15, 2014

RAWALPINDI:


Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf youth wing took out a rally in Rawalpindi on Sunday demanding resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.


The rally, which consisted of a few dozen cars and motorcycles, started from Ayub Park and passed through Bahria Town to reach Islamabad via Islamabad Expressway.

The participants also included women. They held party flags and pictures of PTI Chairman Imran Khan. They chanted slogans “Go Nawaz Go” and “Long Live Imran Khan”. The police stopped the rally at various places but let them move on. Loudspeakers placed on a truck in front of the rally blared party songs.

The rally passed through Zero Point, Aabpara and joined PTI sit-in at D-Chowk.

Traffic was diverted on alternative routes as one side of the road was blocked by the rally participants not allowing public transport to pass.

Zaid Kiyani, one of the organizers of the rally, said that they are peaceful and would not clash with police. He said the sit-in will continue until the prime minister resigns.

“The corrupt government has no right to rule the country. They should resign so that the people can elect honest leadership,” he said.

Justifying Imran Khan’s demand for prime minister’s resignation, he said Nawaz Sharif should resign on moral grounds and announce electoral reforms forthwith.

“PTI will ensure accountability, meritocracy and transparency in every sector and will bring foreign investment to the country,” he said.

“The expatriates who have been living abroad since decades want to invest in Pakistan but are reluctant to lose their capital under this corrupt system,” Kiyani said.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 15th, 2014.

 

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