Qadri announces 'revolution march' on August 14

Published August 10, 2014
Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief flashes the victory sign to his supporters in Lahore. -AP Photo
Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief flashes the victory sign to his supporters in Lahore. -AP Photo

Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri announced on Sunday that August 14 will be the day of his 'revolution march' to topple the government.

He made the announcement at the end of a speech to thousands of supporters who had gathered in Model Town to observe 'Martyr's Day'— a demonstration to protest against deadly clashes that took between his supporters and the Punjab police in June.

Qadri has condemned the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) government as corrupt and called for the overthrow of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Saturday was another day full of violence as aggressive PAT workers resisted police officials manning pickets in parts of Punjab.

Below are Dawn's live updates of the protests across Punjab and other provinces on 'Martyr's Day' as well as Dr Qadri’s speech to his supporters:

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