Azadi March ends in Islamabad


Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and cleric Tahir ul-Qadri of the Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) led ‘Azadi March’ completed their two separate journeys to Islamabad yesterday culminating in a mass protest against the government.

The two leaders had organised individual marches but both want to see the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Although the two marches achieved their objective it is unclear as to what will happen next. Around 55,000 people are believed to have turned out on Sunday, far short of the called for million protesters.

In a speech yesterday Imran Khan called for a campaign of civil disobedience and told his supporters not to pay taxes or utility bills. Reuters reports that less than one percent of Pakistanis pay income tax.

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