Islamabad Live news on September 1, 2014
10:13 pm: I don’t have any evidence that the army is backing Imran, says Hashmi
10:10 pm: I don’t have any evidence nor do I think the army is backing Imran, says Javed Hashmi
9:58 pm: مظاہرین پرنہ لاٹھی چارج ہوگانہ ہی آنسوگیس کی شیلنگ،ضلعی انتظامیہ
9:53 pm: اسلام آباد: فوج کی بغاوت کاکوئی امکان نہیں،خواجہ آصف
9:51 pm: فوج کے سیاسی کردار کا سخت مخالف ہوں، عمران خان
9:51 pm: ہر معاملے پر جاوید ہاشمی کو اعتماد میں لیا گیا،مشاورت کی گئی، عمران خان
9:50 pm: جاوید ہاشمی ذاتی ایجنڈے پر کام کررہے ہیں ، عمران خان
9:49 pm: جاوید ہاشمی نے بطور سیاسی کارکن مجرمانہ غفلت کی، قمر زمان کائرہ
9:49 pm: جاوید ہاشمی کے آج کے بیان پر بہت افسوس ہوا، قمرزمان کائرہ
Army, ISI not backing PTI & PAT: ISPR
Full statement of ISPR denying backing PTI/TUQ protests:
ISPR has categorically rejected the assertions that Army and ISI were backing PTI/PAT in anyway in the current political standoff. Army is an apolitical institution and has expressed its unequivocal support for democracy at numerous occasions. It is unfortunate that Army is dragged into such controversies.
Integrity and unity of the Army is its strength which it upholds with pride.
8:30 pm: Maulana Fazlur Rehman says Parliament has bound the Prime Minister not to resign and therefore, he has lost the power to resign
8:25 pm: If Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk constitutes an independent commission to probe allegations of rigging in the elections of 2013, its decision would be acceptable to PTI: Qureshi
8:23 pm: Imran Khan had never met ex-chief of the country top spy agency ISI Ahmed Shuja Pasha in London: Qureshi
8:22 pm: PTI will be standing with those opposing a martial law: Qureshi
8:22 pm: Shah Mehmood Qureshi refutes Javed Hashmi’s statements he earlier made in press conference
8:10 pm: Asad Umar denies Javed Hashmi’s all allegations, says he never heard such things like army’s involement and Supreme Court judge from Imran Khan
8:09 pm: PTI Chief Imran Khan warns Aabpara and Kohsar Police Station to set free party workers tomorrow, or face Dharnas
7:46 pm: کسی آمرنےجمہوریت کواتنانقصان نہیں پہنچایاجتنااس پارلیمنٹ نےنقصان پہنچایاہے،عمران خان
7:45 pm: Imran Khan addresses sit-in participants
7:30 pm: Will neither resign nor will go on leave, PM Nawaz Sharif assures parliamentary leaders
Shireen Mazari responds to Javed Hashmi’s press talk
(Press Release 1-9-2014)
PTI’s Central Information Secretary Shireen Mazari today responded to Javed Hashmi’s press talk by stating the following facts:
One: The Chairman stated that after Hashmi accused him of lying, then his and Hashmi’s ways had parted.
Two: However, the Party is adopting the Party’s constitutional path by issuing him a show cause notice.
Three: If Hashmi thought PTI was linked to the army then he should have immediately resigned. The fact is that there was no such talk in any meeting nor is there any such covert agenda. The Chairman had said from day one that if the legal venues of redress failed to give justice to PTI’s appeals against rigging, then the Party would come out on the roads to protest.
Four: Our protest has been peaceful, democratic and constitutional as have been our demands.
Five: PTI is a democratic party and in our core committee meetings there is open discussion after which Party consensus is established.
Six: Hashmi’s unfortunate allegations are without any grounding in facts. It is sad indeed that he has chosen this path of levelling unfounded allegations.
Shireen M Mazari
Central Information Secretary PTI
5:53 pm: I still say that asking for the PM Nawaz’s resignation is not an unconstitutional demand: Javed Hashmi
5:52 pm: Nawaz Sharif’s performance has brought his govt here to the brink of devastation: Javed Hashmi
5:52 pm: Nawaz Sharif has a third class team: Javed Hashmi
5:50 pm: Most of the PTI MNAs were forced to resign from assembly membership, says Javed Hashmi
5:48 pm: Imran Khan named the current chief justice while referring to the judge of his choice: Javed Hashmi
5:44 pm: Everyone told Imran Khan to stay away from Sheikh Rasheed: Javed Hashmi
5:43 pm: Imran Khan told us that everything is done, elections will be held in September: Javed Hashmi
5:42 pm: Imran Khan told me that the army urged him to align himself with Tahirul Qadri and combine their two protests, says Javed Hashmi
5:41 pm: Imran Khan has come in Islamabad with a plan: Javed Hashmi
5:42 pm: Javed Hashmi says Imran Khan said “We can not move without Army’s directives”
5:40 pm: CM KPK Pervez Khattak, Asad Umar & Jahangir Tareen also opposed the suggestion to march towards the PM House, says Javed Hashmi
5:36 pm: Imran Khan doesnt care about the constitution, he is the king of his own party, says Javed Hashmi
5:33 pm: Shah Mehmood Qureshi called MQM leader Altaf Hussain, thanked him for observing Black Day by his party
5:33 pm: PTI makes contact with MQM
5:31 pm: Imran Khan likes constitutions when he likes and disrespects it when he wants, he is Badshaah, says Javed Hashmi
5:30 pm: Javed Hashmi says he is still the President of PTI
5:20 pm: تحریک انصاف کے ایم پی اے افتخار مشوانی تھانہ سیکریٹریٹ سے بازیاب , حکومتی پول کھل گیا، ہمارا ایم پی اے محبوس رکھا گیا ہے، شاہ محمود قریشی
5:05 pm: A large number of protesters start moving to PM House after tear gas shelling by police
5:02 pm: Clashes between police and protesters resume on Islamabad’s Margalla Road, tear gas shells were fired at the charged baton-wielding protesters.
4:52 pm: PTI team arrives at secretariat police station in Islamabad to lodge FIR against PM Nawaz and others for violence
4:30 pm: Four PTI MPAs of Sindh assembly submit their resignations in assembly secretariat
4:21 pm: PTI’s core committee stuck on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation.
4:12 pm: Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk summons all judges of Supreme Court to Islamabad tomorrow in wake of current situation
4:12 pm: The Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has denied reports by a private channel that the joint session of Parliament tomorrow will ask for the resignation of DG ISI Zaheerul Islam and army chief General Raheel Sharif
No truth in rumors being spread about COAS & DG ISI … I just hope media acts responsibly ….
— Khawaja M. Asif (@KhawajaMAsif) September 1, 2014
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meets opposition leaders including Khursheed Shah, Mehmood Achakzai, Ejazul Haq, Babar Ghauri and Aftab Sherpao
Army Chief asks PM Nawaz to resign; govt spokesman denies
There were reports that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) has advised Nawaz Sharif to resign as Prime Minister for three months. However, the government spokesman termed the rumours “baseless” and “fake”.
Meanwhile, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) also said that the army chief has not proposed to the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign or to go on leave.
PM Nawaz, army chief discuss prevailing situation in country
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the COAS General Raheel Sharif held a meeting in Islamabad on Monday and discussed prevailing situation in the country.
During the meeting, the COAS took the prime minister into confidence of details of the decisions made at the Corps Commanders Conference held in Rawalpindi last night.
Not satisfied with present govt: Sirajul Haq
The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader Sirajul Haq while addressing the media said that he condemns any sort of violence, adding that he is not satisfied with the present government.
Imran Khan, Tahirul Qadri booked on terrorism charges
A First Information Report (FIR) was registered against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan, the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Dr Tahirul Qadri and others for terrorism.
The FIR number 182 31/8 was lodged against the party leaders and their activists in the Secretariat police station under the supervision of SHO Mehboob Ahmed.
Joint session of parliament summoned on Tuesday morning
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the advice of President Mamnoon Hussain has summoned a joint session of the Parliament on Tuesday morning at 10 am.