LAHORE- Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) President Raheeq Abbasi has welcomed the decision of Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan to participate in Youm-e-Shuhada ceremony.

Speaking to journalists, Raheeq Abbasi said Imran had announced to attend Youm-e-Shuhada against state repression. He said the day was being observed to pay tribute to the martyrs of Model town Lahore, adding the convoys of PAT were arriving from across the country in this regard. He said participation of PTI shows it was the fight of people of entire country.

Let the March take place peacefully, it’s their right to hold peaceful protests: Malik

KARACHI- Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and former interior minister, Rahman Malik today said that the government should allow Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri to stage their peaceful protest demonstrations unhindered.

On return from London, talking to media at the Karachi Airport, Rahman Malik said that it was the democratic right of Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri to stage peaceful protests.

He said that the government should have addressed the issues long before as revolution and Azadi March was being talked about since last few months. He appealed to Tahirul Qadri and Imran Khan to issue directives to their workers to remain peaceful. Rahman Malik said that the government should try finding solution in the APC and advised PM Nawaz Sharif to take the lead in this regard.