ISLAMABAD- Pakistan AwamiTehreek (PAT) Chief Dr Tahir ul Qadri told his supporters not to lose patience in the difficult situation.

He said that the government had tried to silence the protesters by blocking access to food and water supplies in Islamabad, simply because they had stood up for their rights.

"I have raised my voice for the impoverished people in the country," Qadri claimed, saying his own life was comfortable. "The parliamentarians vowed to represent you when they pleaded for your votes, but they have failed," Qadri told his supporters.