Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif attends Parliament amid anti-govt protests, Tahir ul-Qadri asks supporters to `lay siege`
Cleric Tahir ul-Qadri and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief marched into `red zone` along with thousands of protesters demanding the resignation of PM.
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"Don`t let all those inside come out and don`t let anyone go in," the cleric, Qadri reportedly told his supporters.
It has been decided PM will meet Imran Khan for the sake of country,
Despite of language which Khan Shb used against him
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"When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." Yesterday we took a giant step 4 Naya Pakistan & democracy..
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#ISPR Release1/3:Bldgs in red Zone r symbol of State&being protected by Army,therefore sanctity of these national symbols must be respected
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Pakistan has been rocked by protests led by cleric Tahir ul-Qadri and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan who are seeking the resignation of PM Nawaz Sharif.
They claim that the General Elections held in the country last year were rigged.
While PML-N had registered a landslide victor by emerging victorious on 190 seats out of 342, Khan`s PTI could only win 34 seats.
Qadri, who heads the Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) or Peoples Movement, and Khan then made a call for `Azadi` (independence) march to safeguard the democracy of the country.