Not bringing any political mess in and who supports who and so on. I’m sure most people are well aware of the situation in Pakistan right now. Posting this purely on the bases of humanity, to ask for prayers for those who have their lives in danger right now. Being in power in whatever way does not provide you a licence to kill people. It’s disgusting how Politics run in our country. May god protect Pakistan!

I feel it’s my responsibility to tell you guys what’s going on in the capital of Pakistan right now. I live a 40 kms away from it and for the past 17 days since the 14th of August 2014, the independence day of the country, two political parties have staged protests against the corrupt government. I am not with any party neither do I support the government or the system. What I want to tell you is there are women and children in the protests. Men, women, and children of all ages are being targeted and fired upon by the police. There have been unconfirmed number of injuries and casualties. The police are not letting the wounded get medical attention. They are not letting ambulances get through and they are not allowing people to leave. This is happening in the capital and no media channel is reporting it with full accuracy. One of the biggest news group in the country is a supporter of the government. It makes me angry that no one in the world is talking about something as big as this. 

dhatghettodisney said:

What is happening in pakistan? I have not seen the news?

To sum it all up, this all started when the two political parties ‘Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’ (PTI) headed by Imran Khan and ‘Pakistan Awani Tahreek’ (PAT) headed by Tahir-ul-Qadir called for a protest (known as the Azaadi and Inqilab march) to demand a resignation of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his party due to the allegations of rigging in the May 2013 election and the Model Town Lahore incident which resulted in serveral protestors being killed by the police gunfire. The protest started from Lahore and thousands of people travelled all the way to Islamabad on the 14th August (Independence Day of the country). Both the parties kept a peaceful protest and urged that there would be no voilence by the Police. [Soruce: Wiki and from what was shown on ARY News] According to the interview with channel, Muhammad Afzal Khan, former additional secretary of the Election Commission alleged that the 2013 general elections were rigged and the “peoples’ mandate was stolen”. He said that the prime minister Sharif “did not win the elections in a free and fair manner” and chief election commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim “had shut his eyes on issues of rigging”. He also said that “judges were involved in fixing the vote” and they deliberately delayed the hearing of voter fraud cases. Amongst the judges who facilitated rigging, he specifically named former chief justices’ Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and Tassaduq Hussain Jillani. Nawaz Sharif refused to step down in any way. Yesterday, both the parties initiated the protest to move forward to the Parliament building (in a peaceful manner) which has been under the protection of security forces. However, as soon as civilians reached the spot, the forces started a tear gas and fired rubber bullets at the protestors which has resulted in 300+ injured and around 9-11 dead (there are no accurate figures yet from PIMs, the hospital where injured are being taken. People believe forces are not letting them give an accurate number). The forces are continuing the tear gas and fires from time to time.

Timeline of the Protest from when it started till now. 

This might also provide more info about the current situation.

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The tables have turned today and as a Pakistani my heart bleeds for those Policemen too who are bound by orders,what can you expect them to do?,they too have families,they have mouths to feed,they too have mothers praying for their safety.The Politicians who give police orders don’t have to deal with this they’re comfortably sitting in their palaces their kids don’t have to see their father being brutally beaten on the television.So please when you pray for those protesters don’t forget to pray for the Policemen as they too are Pakistani’s.

 My friend went to the hospital they were locating all the injured so he could donate blood and guess what? They didn’t let him in.They are actually stopping people from giving blood to protestors who are bleeding out.

anonymous said:

What's going on? In Islamabad

Large scale protests against the current government.

Thousands of people had gathered infront of the Prime Minister’s house and now they’re being shot at, tear gassed, arrested and even killed by the order of the government.

ALL OF THE PROTESTERS ARE PEACEFUL UNARMED CIVILIANS INCLUDING WOMEN AND CHILDREN

The fight in Pakistan is a battle of ideas, the time for new ideas come. It is a fight between the people and the One Percent who control all the resources and own everything, they own the law, the media, the entire system. The people have nothing, they have been lied to, cheated and robbed blind even of their hopes by the One Percent. An old farmer summed it up; he was asked, “you have been here for more than seventeen days, you have been tear gassed, fired at by the police, you have been without food and water, a big crackdown by the police is planned for tonight, don’t you think you should rest, sleep for a bit?” The old farmer replied, “we’ve been asleep all our lives, we’ve woken up.” A wave of hope has spread across the country; men and women of the Freedom and Revolution movements are from every corner of the country from a vast cross-section of society, sixty percent are women. It is unprecedented. People in this country have never seen anything like it, most of all the deniers who have taken big bucks and favours, to use everything in their bag of tricks to denounce the protesters as traitors.
—  Tonight in Islamabad
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