Farmers stage sit-in in Islamabad

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Farmers led by Kissan Ittehad on Wednesday staged a sit-in at Blue Area in Islamabad after the authorities barred them from protesting before the Parliament House.

As soon as the rally of the Kissan Ittehad reached Faizabad, the local administration asked them to stage sit-in at F-9 Park. However, the protesters insisted on moving towards Parliament House and later blocked Blue Area over refusal from authorities.

The authorities blocked road leading Zero Point while heavy traffic jam was also witnessed Khyber Plaza roundabout. The traffic was later diverted to A.K.Fazl-e-Haq Road.

The representatives of the farmers said that the government has not yet sent any delegation to negotiate with them and only local administration approached them to negotiate for providing a place for the sit-in.

 

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