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fuckyeahsouthasia:

Pakistan clashes: 7 killed,450 injured as anti-government protests continue in Islamabad

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan called on his supporters on Sunday to take to the streets across the country after at least three people were killed in clashes between protesters and police in the capital overnight.

The violence erupted late on Saturday after thousands of protesters tried to march on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s residence, prompting police to fire tear gas to stop them.

Demonstrators demanding his resignation have camped outside government offices for more than two weeks but it was the first time violence broke out as protesters, some armed with sticks and wearing gas masks, tried to break through police lines.

The eruption of violence has unnerved many in the coup-prone country, with Sharif looking increasingly cornered amid relentless calls by the opposition for him to step down.

Small skirmishes continued into Sunday and protesters were also expected to rally in the streets of Karachi later in the day but no major acts of violence were reported on Sunday.

Khan, an outspoken cricketer-turned-politician, told his supporters on Sunday he would not back down from his demand for Sharif to resign and called on more protesters to join him.

"I am prepared to die here. I have learnt that government plans a major crackdown against us tonight," he said. "I am here till my last breath."

zaynismuslim

zaynismuslim:

regarding that screenshot of the text messages, yall know they pull that kinda shit all the time??? like hiding dead bodies and shit??

when the karachi airport was hijacked a few months ago, some of the workers went and hid in the freezer and locked themselves in. they were texting and calling their family members to get them out once the terrorists were gone but the police BARRED them. and said no one was there. at least 7 people froze to death in that freezer. the police LET THAT HAPPEN

londontolahore

dhatghettodisney asked:

What is happening in pakistan? I have not seen the news?

londontolahore answered:

To sum it all up, this all started when the two political parties ‘Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’ (PTI) headed by Imran Khan and ‘Pakistan Awani Tahreek’ (PAT) headed by Tahir-ul-Qadir called for a protest (known as the Azaadi and Inqilab march) to demand a resignation of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his party due to the allegations of rigging in the May 2013 election and the Model Town Lahore incident which resulted in serveral protestors being killed by the police gunfire. The protest started from Lahore and thousands of people travelled all the way to Islamabad on the 14th August (Independence Day of the country). Both the parties kept a peaceful protest and urged that there would be no voilence by the Police. [Soruce: Wiki and from what was shown on ARY News] According to the interview with channel, Muhammad Afzal Khan, former additional secretary of the Election Commission alleged that the 2013 general elections were rigged and the “peoples’ mandate was stolen”. He said that the prime minister Sharif “did not win the elections in a free and fair manner” and chief election commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim “had shut his eyes on issues of rigging”. He also said that “judges were involved in fixing the vote” and they deliberately delayed the hearing of voter fraud cases. Amongst the judges who facilitated rigging, he specifically named former chief justices’ Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and Tassaduq Hussain Jillani. Nawaz Sharif refused to step down in any way. Yesterday, both the parties initiated the protest to move forward to the Parliament building (in a peaceful manner) which has been under the protection of security forces. However, as soon as civilians reached the spot, the forces started a tear gas and fired rubber bullets at the protestors which has resulted in 300+ injured and around 9-11 dead (there are no accurate figures yet from PIMs, the hospital where injured are being taken. People believe forces are not letting them give an accurate number). The forces are continuing the tear gas and fires from time to time.

Timeline of the Protest from when it started till now. 

This might also provide more info about the current situation.