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PTI workers off to Islamabad for protest sit-in

Report GH Farooqui

CHITRAL, May 10:  Scores of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chitral workers left for Islamabad to participate in the protest rally to be held by the party in Islamabad on Sunday.

Abdul Lateef, the president of PTI Chitral, was leading the workers party workers.  Earlier, the PTI workers gathered at the PIA square holding placards and party flags and chanting slogans against corruption and rigging in the 2013 elections. Addressing the gathering, the speakers said on the call of party chief Imran Khan, thousands of party workers would gather at D. Chowk in Islamabad to stage a sit-in. They alleged that the federal government had failed in solving public issues. Talking to this scribe, Abdul Lateef said on the call of party chief Imran Khan about 200 party workers were going from Chitral to Islamabad. A large number of workers will also join the convey at Drosh, he said, claiming that hundreds of workers had already reached Peshawar and Islamabad who will join the sit-in. PTI youth wing president Sharif Ahmad, PTI lawyer forum president Ghulam Mustafa and AFtab A. Khan said they were not sponsored by the provincial government or party central leadership. They said that they had decided to join the sit-in on a self-help basis and the travel expenditures would be borne on contribution basis. The party workers were seen off by Insaf teachers association.  ]]>
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