ISLAMABAD: The participants of Azadi March and Inqilab March have simultaneously started moving into the Red Zone to reach the Parliament House.
The marchers entered into the Red Zone by removing containers and barb wires and faced no resistance from the reportedly 40,000 security forces deployed there, apparently seemed that the government has decided not to use force until the participants of the marches damage the government installations, embassies and foreign missions and tried to occupy them.
There is a report of injury of a person due to rubber bullet shot but it could not be confirmed yet.
The jubilant activist of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) entered into the highly fortified zone chanting slogans, dancing and making victory signs.
Earlier, PTI chairman Imran Khan and PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri announced to hold sit-ins outside Parliament House.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan told the ‘Azadi March’ participants to follow his lead and to remain peaceful.
He warned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will not be spared if violence on civilians takes place.
He made the crowd take the verbal oath on three terms
(1) We will remain peaceful, we won’t go towards the diplomatic enclave.
(2) We will start civil disobedience that will cripple this government.
(3) Taking revenge by not sparing Nawaz Sharif if anything happens to Imran Khan.
“Listen, I don’t want anarchy or violence, you have parents, I am also like your parent. Promise me you’ll be peaceful, raise your hands,” Khan told the crowd.
Imran Khan alerted the crowd that of his claim that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has several ‘Gullu Butts’ deployed in plain clothes to attack the marchers.
Khan warned by saying “Nawaz Sharif if you’re watching this from your den, listen to what I have to say: I won’t spare you if any kind of violence takes place… I’ll follow you to England if I have to. Don’t think for a second you’ll be spared if you shed blood. I’ll not spare you until I put you in prison. Tell your ‘Gullu Butts’ not to commit any kind of violence.”
PTI chief asked the police officers not to listen to the orders and commands of the government.
“Listen to me o Pakistani policemen, I know they have brought you here from the whole country. I am saying this to you for the first time, listen to the voice of your consciences and don’t accept the orders of the corrupt leaders”, he said.