FAISALABAD: Finalising its plan to shut down Faisalabad on December 8, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) revealed that party chief Imran Khan will address his supporters at the famous Ghanta Ghar Chowk at 3:30pm, Express News reported on Sunday.
The party prepares to enter the next stage of its agitation against the government over allegations of rigging in 2013 general elections, with plans of paralysing various cities if an independent audit of the 2013 election is not ordered.
PTI has decided to stage sit-ins in nine different areas of Faisalabad.
Ahead of the December 8 rally, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and PTI supporters - carrying placards - protested and chanted slogans against each other at the Ghanta Ghar Chowk today. PML-N supporters also allegedly threw tomatoes and eggs - with ‘go Imran go’ written on them - at PTI supporters.
The police also launched a crackdown against those violating the ban on pillion riding. Whereas, the Bus Owners Association in the city rejected PTI’s call for strike.
Nawaz, Shahbaz meet
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in Raiwind to discuss government's strategy to handle the situation in Faisalabad.
The premier asked Punjab chief minister to make sure that law and order was maintained during the upcoming sit-in.
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