Mo­bile Dharna

Southasia - - BRIEFINGS -

After an over-six week sit-in in the cap­i­tal, it seems PTI Chair­man Im­ran Khan has de­cided to make his dharna a mo­bile one. The first outof-Is­lam­abad stop of the sit-in was Karachi where the party con­ducted a mas­sive rally. A large num­ber of PTI work­ers and sup­port­ers, in­clud­ing women and chil­dren car­ry­ing na­tional and PTI flags and chant­ing slo­gans against the gov­ern­ment, at­tended the meet­ing.

Ad­dress­ing the rally, Im­ran Khan said he had come to Karachi to unite its peo­ple di­vided on eth­nic lines. He asked the peo­ple to give him a pledge that they would not al­low any VIP to close roads. Im­ran ar­rived in Karachi in a pri­vate plane from Is­lam­abad and took a com­mer­cial flight back to Is­lam­abad. His next dharna des­ti­na­tion was La­hore.

not let him down," Shiv Sena said in an ed­i­to­rial in the party mouthpiece 'Saa­mana'.

The ed­i­to­rial said an en­tire com­mu­nity can­not be held re­spon­si­ble for the mis­deeds of a hand­ful of its mem­bers in­dulging in ter­ror­ism and also called upon In­dian Mus­lims to sing 'Vande Mataram' in tan­dem with the rest of the coun­try. It also de­manded a ban on the veil (burqa) and a halt to the al­leged anti-na­tional teach­ings im­parted in madras­sas, as claimed by a Bharatiya Janata Party MP.

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