Aug 14 protests: The march will go on, come what may

Published August 13, 2014
PTI supporters gear up for protests - AFP/File photo
PTI supporters gear up for protests - AFP/File photo
PTI supporters gear up for protests - Photo courtesy PTI Media Wing
PTI supporters gear up for protests - Photo courtesy PTI Media Wing
Protesters gear up to advance from Lahore to Islamabad - Photo courtesy PTI Media Wing
Protesters gear up to advance from Lahore to Islamabad - Photo courtesy PTI Media Wing

Despite last minute appeals for dialogue from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek are determined to march to the capital - come what may.

Many parts of Lahore and Islamabad have been blocked off with containers; sensitive areas are expected to be without cellular services for the duration of the marches; there is real fear that there will be blood as the protests advance.

Despite the Lahore High Court's order that maintained that the PTI and PAT's marches should not proceed, the parties' leaders said they would not be deterred.

Below is a round-up of the day’s political happenings and statements on the even of August 14.

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