The peaceful sit-ins
are part of peaceful nationwide demonstrations that started last December but the government continues to ignore the demands of the protesters and describes them as saboteurs.
During the hearing, petitioner A K Dogar informed the court that despite being ordered by the court to not stage protest, Imran and Qadri held the weeks-long sit-in
to topple the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government.The two leaders had committed contempt of court byviolating its earlier order regarding sit-ins
in Islamabad,said the petitioner.
LAHORE -- Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif ordered to release all of the 170 arrested protesters during the sit-ins
in the last few days.
The ambulance authority said five were killed and at least 52 wounded but the Brotherhood put the death toll at 121, citing a makeshift hospital at the Rab sit-in
, Ahram Online reported.
"But, unfortunately, the situation seems to be heading to an undesirable juncture," PM El-Beblawi warned in an interview with the state TV in a clear reference to the government previous announcement ordering the security forces to prepare plans to disperse the protesters and end the sit-ins
Muscat Omani citizens, continuing their sit-ins
in Salalah and Sur, marched in the two cities after Friday prayers yesterday as hundreds of demonstrators joined in.
(In October, King was jailed along with dozens of students during a sit-in
at Rich's department store in Atlanta.)
That action in 1960 led to more than 100 sit-ins
around the country.
WAH CANTT -- Senior Pakistan Musluim League-Nawaz leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Saturday expressed his concern over growing protests and said the politics of 'dharna' (sit-ins
) should now end to save the country turning in to a 'banana republic'.
'Even the decision to allow protestors to proceed to D-Chowk during the first sit-in
in 2013 was not mine.
'I will not disclose what I advised PM Abbasi since the sit-in
has ended, and I do not want to talk about the decisions taken during the sit-in
either,' he added.
Nisar was of the opinion that a precedent seemed to have been set, wherein powerful groups, some with considerable militant power, stage a sit-in
and paralysed Islamabad for days.