ISLAMABAD:(APS)October 28, 2016-Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Friday cancelled a rally scheduled for October 29 with leader Shireen Mazari saying the resistance shown by PTI workers on Friday was kept to a minimum as the party plans to focus on its November 2 sit-in.
“A rally was scheduled earlier for Saturday for public mobilsation, but now that the public is already mobilised following the government crackdown, we see no further need to hold the rally tomorrow,” said a PTI official.
Shedding light on the future course of action, Mazari said responsibilities between PTI leaders have been divided and a “huge number of workers will reach Islamabad on the schedule date from across the country, particularly from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where PTI is in power”.
“PTI’s sit-in is to ensure the prime minister’s resignation. We will not become part of any undemocratic or unlawful move,” stressed Mazri.
“Following a meeting between PML-N leaders and top military leaders, police lodged a crackdown on a peaceful convention organised by party’s youth wing,” claimed Mazari in reference to the crackdown launched by police against PTI’s youth convention on Thursday.
PTI officials revealed that Asad Umar has been given the responsibility to coordinate with party workers and leaders of other political parties.
Meanwhile, Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Jahangir Tareen have been asked to coordinate with the city’s administration from Bani Gala office.
Mazari also announced that Imran Khan’s Bani Gala residence would now be the party headquarter.
The PTI leader expressed her views regarding the crackdown on political workers of PTI and the double standards of the government.
“The government succeeded today in restricting the top leaders of PTI to the Bani Gala residence, while allowing a proscribed organisation to stage a protest in the capital city.”