Azadi March participants undeterred by rain.


Byline: Kashif Abbasi

ISLAMABAD -- Mohizur Rehman, a 35-year-old participant of the Azadi March from Multan, was not deterred by the rainfall and harsh weather that hit the capital on Wednesday, where protesters have been camped out for nearly a week.

Mr Rehman said the protesters faced difficulty when it began raining but stayed where they were. 'Later on, it was announced from the stage that people who are facing a shortage of tents should move to the underground metro stations, so we went there,' he said.

A large number of the protesters have waiting out the weather in the underground station, along with their luggage and cooking items.

Abdul Razaq Abro from Larkana said that people would face hardship when they decide to play their role against oppression.

CDA workers visited protest site, drained water and removed garbage, Amer Ali Ahmed says

'The rain is a blessing for us, so it cannot discourage us. We are motivated and committed to forcing the selected prime minister to resign as he was elected after rigged elections,' he said.

The fall in temperatures also made things difficult for the protesters, who have been camped out on Kashmir Highway in H-9 and G-9 since last Thursday.

Many of the protesters also stayed in tents at the protest venue. The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl provided tents to the protesters, but could not meet the requirement.

'Our party has provided a large numbers of tents, but practically it is difficult for the party to provide tents to every group of protesters, so we bought this plastic sheet from Karachi...

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