FAISALABAD:(APS) Violent clashes erupted between supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in Faisalabad on Monday, ahead of Imran Khan’s call for a ‘shutdown’ of the city.
Khan is also scheduled to arrive in Faisalabad today in the afternoon. Khan has promised that the strike in Faisalabad is the first of a series to target major cities in the country after leading a months long demonstration in Islamabad, that shut down the city and sparked clashes. His party has called off talks with the government following today’s deadly clashes.
His party has demanded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation over their accusation of fraud in the May 2013 election that brought him to power.
He says the party’s Plan C is to build pressure on the government because they wanted accountability, adding that all parties unanimously agreed that rigging had taken place during the May 2013 election.