ISLAMABAD (October 6, 2011) : PML-N along with other opposition parties is staging a sit-in outside the Presidency after a protest march against prolonged loadshedding and the Balochistan situation. All the routes leading to the Presidency were blocked before the march.
Members of JUI-F, JI, Fata, PPP Sherpao and PML-Hum Khayal have joined hands with the PML-N to participate in the protest.
According to sources, government and opposition members exchanged bitter remarks against each other during National Assembly session today. The members of PML-N later walked out of the House followed by JUI-F.
Opposition leader Chaudhry Nisar, while marching towards the Presidency, said that almost all the opposition parties have joined them in the protest following their conscience.
The PML-N kicked off its movement against the government by staging a sit-in outside the Parliament House on Wednesday with a PPP parliamentarian from Balochistan, Nasir Ali Shah, to protest against the killing of members of the Hazara Shia community.
Speaking to the media outside parliament Wednesday, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said the PML-N would protest against loadshedding so the government could start taking note of the internal problems plaguing the country. He said the situation had worsened to a point where the PML-N thought it would be a sin not to act. He said despite widespread protests countrywide, the PPP-led government was reluctant to take steps to overcome the crisis. Nisar vowed that his party would not let the government punish people and would remind it of its promises made to the public.