PESHAWAR, August 18: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf chairman Mr Imran Khan has announced civil disobedience movement and asked Prime Minister Mr Nawaz Sharif to resign within two days.
Addressing his party’s long march in the federal capital Islamabad last night, he asked people to stop paying taxes or the bills of electricity and natural gas till the prime minister resigns.
He warned that if his demands were not fulfilled, his supporters would cross into Red Zone of the federal capital. The Red Zone houses key buildings such as presidency, prime minister’s house and parliament.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Awami Tehrik chief Tahirul Qadri has also warned the prime minister to resign within two days – his deadline will end today.
After the call of Mr Khan for civil disobedience movement, the government has decided to solve the problems through talks with the PTI and PAT leaders.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar says two separate committees were set up for talks with both the political parties, including leaders of both parties in the parliament.
Mr Nisar said all the rightful demands of both the parties would be fulfilled.