Pakistan’s Imran Khan vows to continue protests

Addressing thousands of his supporters in the eastern city of Lahore on Sunday, Khan vowed to take the protests to other Pakistani cities until Sharif resigns.

SHAFAQNA– Pakistan’s opposition politician Imran Khan has promised to continue protests until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif steps down.

“Nawaz Sharif should hurry up with his resignation while I wake up Pakistan by organizing public protests,” Khan said.

“I am thankful for Lahoris for their massive support. Lahoris have not left me. I will always stand by the Lahoris.”

Last week, the former cricketer took his protest to the southern city of Karachi from the capital Islamabad, where he has been leading opposition rallies for more than a month.

Cleric Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri has also led separate protests in Islamabad since mid-August.

The opposition groups accuse Sharif of corruption and rigging last year’s parliamentary elections, which swept him to power.

Pakistan has been the scene of anti-government protests since August 14.

Talks between representatives from Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the opposition groups have stalled, as both sides refuse to back down.

The ruling party says Sharif will not resign, while the opposition refuses to accept any solution short of his resignation.


Source: Press TV


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