1. PTI cancels October 29 rally, announces future plans

PTI cancels October 29 rally, announces future plans

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) cancelled a rally scheduled for today, with leader Shireen Mazari saying the resistance by PTI workers was kept to a minimum, media reports said.

By: | Islamabad | Updated: October 29, 2016 4:13 AM
Supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chant anti-government slogans outside Imran Khan's residence in Islamabad. (Reuters) Supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chant anti-government slogans outside Imran Khan’s residence in Islamabad. (Reuters)

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) cancelled a rally scheduled for today, with leader Shireen Mazari saying the resistance by PTI workers was kept to a minimum, media reports said.

“A rally was scheduled earlier for Saturday for public mobilsation, but now that the public is already mobilised following the government crackdown, we see no further need to hold the rally tomorrow,” Dawn online quoted a PTI official as saying.

Shedding light on the future course of action, Mazari said responsibilities between PTI leaders have been divided and a “huge number of workers will reach Islamabad on the scheduled date from across the country”.

As the party plans to focus on its November 2 sit in, Mazari said, “PTI’s sit-in is to ensure the prime minister’s resignation. We will not become part of any undemocratic or unlawful move.”

On Thursday, Islamabad Police stormed a PTI youth convention and arrested over 200 party workers for protesting against the government following which, PTI Chairman Imran Khan gave a call for countrywide protests against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government.

The PTI is protesting alleged money laundering by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family in the wake of the Panama Papers leak and is demanding his resignation.

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