Even as there seems no way out of Pakistan's political deadlock despite five round of talks between the PML-N government and Imran Khan's PTI, PM Nawaz Sharif made it clear that he was in no intention to quit, and expressed hope that the current phase of political chaos shall pass.
In a impassioned speech, that moved some protesters to tears according to a Dawn news report, Qadri said that he had started the mission with an “intention of martyrdom to fight for the rights of oppressed & downtrodden”.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said his call for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down for a 30-day period is non-negotiable and the ball is now in the government`s court, media reported Monday.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday said there was no justification for the protests as he has accepted all constitutional demands of protesters after opposition leader Imran Khan asked him to quit for 30 days to allow a probe into alleged rigging in the 2013 polls.
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.
After talking to Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) party of Tahir-ul-Qadri and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party of Imran Khan, reports emanating from the Pak capital suggested that the Nawaz Sharif government was giving their demands a serious thought and could respond by Thursday.
As the Pakistan government and protesters were locked in an intense standoff in the capital, pitched battles were also being fought on the social media with `IamNawaz` and `GoNawazGo` trending on Twitter.
Pakistan`s Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered opposition leader Imran Khan and cleric Tahir ul-Qadri to appear in court the following day over protests in the capital designed to force the prime minister`s resignation.
As Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan ratcheted up pressure against the government by vowing to lead the protest march into the Red Zone on Tuesday, the Pakistani Army put its troops on alert.
Pakistan`s opposition leader Imran Khan on Sunday declared a "civil disobedience movement" against the Nawaz Sharif-led government, saying the country`s future is bleak under the rule of businessmen, as cleric Tahirul Qadri gave a 48-hour ultimatum to the embattled Prime Minister to resign.
Clashes broke out as protesters led in convoys by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and a populist cleric advanced on the Pakistani capital to try to topple the government they say was elected by fraud.
Two protest groups - one led by cricketer-turned-opposition politician Imran Khan, and the other by activist cleric Tahir ul-Qadri - marched towards the capital Islamabad on Thursday to demand that a government they condemn as corrupt steps down.
Imran Khan sought the reconstitution of Pakistan`s election commission into a strong and independent institution as he held a large protest here against the alleged rigging in last year`s general election.