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PTI’s long march: Cabinet ministers, PM meet to discuss consequences

The members of the federal cabinet and the Prime Minister met to discuss the current political situation. Sources told that the top political leadership of the country also pondered upon the independence march called by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on August 14 and its possible consequences.

As the date of PTI announced long march towards Islamabad is nearing, Government circles’ confusion is also becoming evident, while PTI leadership on the other hand is directing its ranks and files to fully participate in the march, as a sign of protest against rigging of elections and other public issues.

Opposition parties however remained divided on the independence march, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Awami National Party (ANP), Jamat e Islami (JI), Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) have declined to participate in the march, yet JI is supporting it with a stance that peaceful protest is a democratic right of everyone, however it should not pose any threat to democracy.

Moreover, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PMLQ) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) are still to make a decision on the issue. PMLQ chief, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain said earlier today that a decision will be announced tomorrow about participating in the PTI-led independence march.

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