LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Imran Khan Wednesday announced that his party is ready to consider the possibility of resigning from parliament.
Opposition parties under the flag of Tahir Ul Qadri’s Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) staged a protest rally against the ruling party Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN), seeking justice for the martyrs of Model Town massacre.
Khan and Pakistan People’s Party top leader Asif Ali Zardari shared the same stage in separate sessions to vent their anger against the ruling family.
While addressing a mix gathering of anti-government protest, Khan severely criticized Sharif brothers for ‘patronizing incompetent Punjab police which led to the incidents of Model Town and recently Kasur child abuse’.
Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s Dr Tahir ul Qadri also take this opportunity to criticize the provincial government.
Interestingly, senior parliamentarian Sheikh Rasheed, during his address, announced that he is resigning from parliament, urging Khan to follow him.
Earlier today, a Lahore High Court full bench conditionally allowed the PAT and other political parties to hold rally at the Mall Road till 12 midnight.
The bench also restrained the media from covering the event after 12 midnight.
Zardari said that for the sake of the country his party will take every possible step to get rid of rulers.
He lashed out at ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and said Sharif had a few days ago claimed that he was being treated like Mujeebur Rahman.
He asked “Is it a matter of pride for him that he should be unfaithful to the land and be called a traitor? What has happened to you?”
After addressing the rally Zardari left the stage and Khan later joined the protest.
More than 6,500 policemen and 1,500 wardens were deployed around the major arteries of Mall road today.
Three companies of Rangers are also in place to assure a peaceful protest.
Educational institutes, including Punjab University, and markets around the rally point remained closed today.