Gilgit-Baltistan: Azadi March to be Held as Planned from Lahore to Islamabad, Imran Khan

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LAHORE / ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman’s year-long accusations against the government for rigging last year’s elections gained momentum this month, with Imran Khan calling for an ‘Azadi’ march on August 14 from Lahore to Islamabad. Political temperatures have risen drastically over the last few weeks, with the government urging the PTI to call off its protest rally and other political forces attempting to broker an understanding between the two.

On its part, the government also implemented Article 245 — thereby calling in the Pakistan Army for its support in securing Islamabad, where as Section 144 was also declared in the capital.
However, the PTI has remained steadfast that the march will happen, and have said they will come up with a list of demands once the march reaches the capital. With the PTI’s campaign gaining momentum, one of Imran Khan’s demands thus far has been fresh elections.

PTI central information secretary Shireen Mazari said the government should immediately remove barriers from the Islamabad-Lahore motorway.  

Further, Mazari said that the party core committee has decided that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will have to step down as PM. Echoing PTI chairperson Imran Khan’s earlier statement, Mazari said if democracy is derailed during the ‘Azadi’ march, it will be the government’s doing and not theirs.

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