We won`t spare you Nawaz, says Imran Khan; Pak Parl rejects PM`s resignation demand

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party chief Imran Khan has reiterated his call to protesters to enter the Red Zone and continue the civil disobedience movement after Pakistan Parliament rejected their demands.

By Supriya Jha | Last Updated: Aug 21, 2014, 16:43 PM IST

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Islamabad: The situation in Islamabad has come back to square one as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party chief Imran Khan has reiterated his call to protesters to enter the Red Zone and continue the civil disobedience movement after Pakistan Parliament passed a resolution rejecting the demand for PM Nawaz Sharif`s resignation.

Even as the government has placed containers in order to ensure that marchers do not eneter the Red Zone, Imran blasted PM Nawaz Sharif, and requested the Supreme Court to order the removal of the containers.

According to the Dawn, Imran on Thursday addressed a huge crowd of supporters in Islamabad and urged them to remove the containers from the Red Zone, saying he will stay in the Red Zone as long as he was alive.

An angry Imran also threatened the interior secretary and newly appointed IG Islamabad, warning that they wouln`t be spared if any of the supporters of the PTI was harmed, added the report.

“We will not spare you Nawaz, we will retrieve all the wealth you have looted,” roared Imran to thousands of protesters in Islamabad, calling for the expansion of the civil disobedience movement to other provinces of Pakistan.

"Pakistanis, today is your test...listen to your conscience and not to the coward man who is sitting in the prime minister house," Imran was quoted as saying by the Dawn.

Imran`s sharp worded call to his protesters came after the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) called off talks with the government, saying that no talks were possible till the government continued crackdown on protesters.

The situation in Pakistan had started looking to ease after Imran Khan`s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Tahirul Qadri`s Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) agreed to negotiate with the government.

However, after the talks were held on Wednesday night, between a delegation of PTI leaders and a government team, no agreement was reached as the government refused to accept the 6-point demand made by the PTI delegation, which included PM`s resignation.

In what are the biggest anti-government challenges yet to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who took office last year in the first democratic transfer of power, Imran Khan of the PTI and PAT leadert Tahirul Qadri, have been leading huge protest rallies against the government for last five days, demanding his resignation on the claims that last year`s elections were rigged.

The anti-government protests threaten Pakistan`s political stability which has in past seen several coups.