PTI's sit-in: The place to be?

Published August 18, 2014
Supporters of PTI sit-in during the Azadi march cum dharna. – Photo from PTI Twitter account
Supporters of PTI sit-in during the Azadi march cum dharna. – Photo from PTI Twitter account
PAT chief Tahirul Qadri addresses the protestors who gather at Islamabad in support for the Freedom March. – Photo by Irfan Haider
PAT chief Tahirul Qadri addresses the protestors who gather at Islamabad in support for the Freedom March. – Photo by Irfan Haider
Imran Khan mobbed by supporters. – Photo from PTI Twitter account
Imran Khan mobbed by supporters. – Photo from PTI Twitter account
Temporary toilet arrangements have been made for PAT protestors. – Photo by Irfan Haider
Temporary toilet arrangements have been made for PAT protestors. – Photo by Irfan Haider
Security officials line up as marchers continue their peaceful demonstration in Islamabad. – Photo by Irfan Haider
Security officials line up as marchers continue their peaceful demonstration in Islamabad. – Photo by Irfan Haider
PTI chief Imran Khan sleeps at the site of the sit-in in Islamabad. – Photo from PTI Twitter account
PTI chief Imran Khan sleeps at the site of the sit-in in Islamabad. – Photo from PTI Twitter account
A number of enthusiastic women and children actively took part in the PAT protest. – Photo by Irfan Haider
A number of enthusiastic women and children actively took part in the PAT protest. – Photo by Irfan Haider
PAT chief Tahirul Qadri addresses the protestors who gather at Islamabad in support for the Freedom March. – Photo by Irfan Haider
PAT chief Tahirul Qadri addresses the protestors who gather at Islamabad in support for the Freedom March. – Photo by Irfan Haider

Imran Khan announced a countrywide civil disobedience movement against the government on Saturday, giving a 48-hour deadline for his demands to be met. He called his supporters to stop paying utility bills and taxes, as the final outcome of his Azadi march-turned-dharna is becoming increasingly uncertain.

Meanwhile, over at Khayaban-i-Suharwardy, the much hyped Inqilab of Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri seemed to have run out of steam, having already issued his own ultimatum to the government on Saturday night.

In an effort to reenergise his supporters, Dr Qadri presented a formula that he promised would fetch the country over Rs4 trillion, which could be spent on the betterment of the common man.

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