ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Monday announced that the new date for its much talked about Islamabad shut down will be November 2.
Senior party leaders met in Islamabad to decide a new date for the party’s planned siege of Islamabad, which was earlier scheduled for October 30.
Speaking to reporters in Islamabad, the PTI Chairman said, “Why are we holding this protest? Because a prime minister has been caught doing corruption. What do we want? A resignation or an investigation… Nawaz Sharif should be held accountable like the prime minister of Iceland who was also named in the Panama Papers.”
Earlier, PTI vice-chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi said: “Certainly, decision has been taken to change the earlier date of Oct 30, and the new one will be announced after the Monday’s meeting.”
The reason behind the change of the plan, Qureshi had explained, was primarily due to the annual election of the Supreme Court Bar Association scheduled to be held on Oct 31. He said the PTI leadership had been conveyed the concern of lawyers that the planned siege of the capital on Oct 30 could disturb their election.