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Khan likely to make key announcement

Pakistan, Islamabad News : Chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman, Imran Khan, is likely to make key announcements today regarding his demands to the government

Late Saturday, Khan called on Sharif to step down, lashing out at the government he claims was elected fraudulently.

He also warned Sharif to resign or else his supporters would enter the high security “Red Zone” of the capital on Sunday where top government buildings and embassies are located.

PAT leader Dr. Tahirul Qadri issued a 48-hour ultimatum demanding arrest of PM Nawaz Sharif over alleged murder of his supporters in Model Town incident, and called for the installation of an interim national government.

Sources said Khan has held consultation with party leaders Jahangir Tareen and Naeem-ul-Haq over PTI demands that he is due to outline during an address to the protestors Sunday afternoon.

According to sources, Khan has amended his charter of demands and a new speech is being prepared for him.

On the other hand, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif, held a key meeting at their Raiwind residence today and reviewed demands put forth by protesting leaders of PTI and PAT.

According to sources, all demands are acceptable to Sharif Brothers, except PM’s resignation and dissolution of assemblies.

Meanwhile, Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq, who has been given the task of recondition by the government, called on PPP’s Syed Khurshid Shah in Karachi and discussed Khan’s demands.

Haq is also likely to meet Chaudhry Nisar in Islamabad today in a bid to resolve the crisis peacefully.

Thousands of demonstrators of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) crowded the streets of Islamabad for a second day Sunday, after chiefs of both the parties pressed ruling Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign.

The demonstration is the culmination of a “long march” that set off Thursday from Lahore, around 300 kilometres (190 miles) away, to try to topple the government.

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