BY: SADAF KHAN
KARACHI:Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) Plan C, aimed at forcing an inquiry into alleged rigging in the May 2013 general election, partially paralyzed Karachi on Friday.
The Sindh government had said it would not allow a strike, stating earlier that government machinery would swing into action if anyone attempts to shut the city down by force.
PTI’s earlier shutdown in Faisalabad saw one PTI activist killed during violent clashes with Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) supporters and police.
Despite fear of possible disturbances, the protest demonstrations concluded largely peacefully with no major incidents reported in the port city.
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has arrived at Nursery on Karachi’s Sharah e Faisal road.
According to APS News, Khan reportedly told his supporters to end their protests at different spots in the city and instead gather at Nursery.
Speaking to his supporters at Nursery, PTI Chairman Imran Khan said, “the way you have blocked Karachi, in the same way we will block Lahore also”.
“The same way Karachi’s citizens supported us, people of Lahore will also support us,” Khan said, asking the charged crowd to shout with him, “Go Nawaz, Go!”
The PTI chief said law and merit will be supreme in ‘Naya Pakistan’, adding that rulers will be accountable to the people.
Khan assured the charged crowd that the judicial commission will be formed soon and there will be fresh elections carried out in the country.
Before departing, the PTI chief thanked his workers for remaining peaceful throughout the day’s protest.