Surprise over marchers’ move

September 01, 2014 - 1:34:29 am

ISLAMABAD: Observers are surprised at the decision by the leaders of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) to move their sit-ins to the PM House after progress was reported in talks between the PTI and the government.

It was announced that the negotiators will reach an agreement tomorrow. The leaders could have waited for a day to give a chance to negotiators. Observers are at a loss to understand who sabotaged the talks and made the PTI and PAT suddenly decide to march on the PM House.

The Interior Minister had already announced that it was agreed by the protesters that they would not march on government buildings. Observers are trying to find the answer to the question of why this commitment was not honoured.

Meanwhile, some observers criticised the government action against the protesters and termed it an undemocratic act. They said it is unfortunate that a large number of people have been injured. Several observers, however, said it is a great achievement of the government to control a big crowd, charged by the provocative speeches of its leaders, without causing a single death so far.