Thousands of protesters have converged on the federal capital under the banner of the Azadi March, seeking to send Prime Minister Imran Khan packing.The ‘Azadi’ March caravan, which set off from Sindh on October 27, left Punjab’s city Lahore on October 30 and culminated its journey October 31 in Islamabad.
akistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that he was ready to accept all “valid” demands of the Azadi March protesters, led by firebrand cleric-cum-politician Maulana Fazlur Rehman, except their call for his resignation.
Prime minister Imran Khan reportedly made the remarks in a meeting with Defence Minister Pervez Khattak-led team tasked to negotiate with the opposition parties taking part in the massive march comprising thousands of protesters in Islamabad.
“The government is ready to accept all valid demands except the demand for resignation,” The Express Tribune quoted Khan.
Last night, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government sent a second delegation to firebrand cleric-cum-politician Rehman’s residence to break the impasse in the wake of the Opposition’s bid to oust Khan.
The right-wing Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) leader is leading the massive protest, which entered the fifth day on Tuesday. Dubbed as ‘Azadi March’, the protestors demand Khan’s resignation, accusing him of “rigging” the 2018 general elections.