PTI, PAT protests: 'final round' and '48 hour deadline' set

Published August 16, 2014
Imran Khan (C), chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party, gestures to his supporters during the Freedom March in Islamabad August 16, 2014 — Reuters Photo
Imran Khan (C), chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party, gestures to his supporters during the Freedom March in Islamabad August 16, 2014 — Reuters Photo
PTI chief Imran Khan. — File photo
PTI chief Imran Khan. — File photo
Pakistan Awami Tehrik chief Tahirul Qadri. — AFP
Pakistan Awami Tehrik chief Tahirul Qadri. — AFP
PTI chief Imran Khan (R) gestures upon his arrival at a rally in Islamabad on August 15, 2014. — Photo by AFP
PTI chief Imran Khan (R) gestures upon his arrival at a rally in Islamabad on August 15, 2014. — Photo by AFP

Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said he will continue to lead protests in Islamabad along with thousands of his supporters until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif steps down.

Will Imran and his party manage to shake the government enough to consider some of their demands? Will the government send its emissaries to Imran? Or is PTI looking to reject dialogue with the government altogether?

How will Tahirul Qadri and activists of his Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) approach the situation?

Follow our updates on the ongoing political fix and read on Friday's political happens here.

Opinion

A velvet glove

A velvet glove

The general didn’t have an easy task when he took over, but in retrospect, he managed it rather well.

Editorial

Updated 24 May, 2022

Marching in May

MORE unrest. That is the forecast for the weeks ahead as the PTI formally proceeds with its planned march on...
24 May, 2022

Policy rate hike

THE State Bank has raised its policy rate by 150bps to 13.75pc, hoping that its latest monetary-tightening action...
24 May, 2022

Questionable campaign

OVER the past couple of days, a number of cases have been registered in different parts of the country against...
23 May, 2022

Defection rulings

By setting aside the existing law to prescribe their own solutions, the institutions haven't really solved the crisis at hand.
23 May, 2022

Spirit of the law

WOMEN’S right to inheritance is often galling for their male relatives in our patriarchal society. However, with...
23 May, 2022

Blaming others

BLAMING the nebulous ‘foreign hand’ for creating trouble within our borders is an age-old method used by the...