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Protesters enter high security zone in Islamabad


08-20-2014 14:32 BJT

As the political crisis in Pakistan is fast growing, thousands of anti-government protesters in Islamabad have entered a high security area called the red zone.

Some 30,000 protesters have called for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down over allegations of fraud in last year’s election. They have vowed to keep up the protests until he resigns.

Today is the sixth day of the protest that began on 14th of August, the independence day of Pakistan when the chairman of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-insaf party Imran Khan announced that Nawaz Sharif the prime minister of Pakistan should step down from office, because he became the prime minister of Pakistan as a result of massive rigging in last year’s general elections. 

And this march began from Lahore and people joined in from all across Pakistan and today we are witnessing thousands of protesters who have gathered outside the parliament house and the national assembly in Islamabad.They were stopped first and were not allowed to go inside the red zone. But they breached the security and 31,000 security personnel have been deployed all across Islamabad and despite stringent security both the marches. 

The revolution march led by Dr. Tahirz-ul-Qadri, and the freedom march led by Imran Khan. They marched into the red zone and they say they are going to remain here till Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns.

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