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Pervez Khattak leads PTI marchers to the capital

ISLAMABAD: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak arrived in the capital from his province at the head of a rally to participate in the “Azadi March” of his party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. The rally of PTI marchers from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa set out from Peshawar to the capital and comprised of hundreds of vehicles. The main convoy of PTI marchers from KP to the capital via IJ Principal Road, the only route kept open for the protesters. In his message, sent via Twitter to his followers, Pervez Khattak said, “Sorry PML-N and all Patwaris supporters. Don’t cry just enjoy few more hours of your government”. Khattak also Tweeted, “only in 100 days of government the PML-N took debt in excess of 1800 billions more than Zardari government in five years”. While criticising what he termed as family politics of the sitting government, the chief minister said, “The PML-N is a family limited government, Hamza, Maryam, Salman will grow, and for public poverty will grow.” According to Saifullah Niazi, the chief coordinator of the march, “More than one hundred thousand activists are arriving in the federal capital from KP. Thousands of protesters have reached Faizabad, while a large number of PTI workers are behind.” The charged PTI workers chanted slogans against the PML-N government and vowed to remain in the capital until their demands were met. The demands are the resignation of PM Nawaz Sharif, announcement of mid-term polls and assurance of complete electoral reforms to make the electoral process free, fair and transparent. CM Khattak’s convoy was escorted by the KP Police officials. It followed two cranes that were brought along for removing the containers and obstacles placed by the government to stop the protesters from entering the capital.

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