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13 nov. 2019 | 12h24 UTC

Pakistan: Azadi march to spread nationwide on November 13 /update 5

Pakistan Alerte de sécurité

The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) to extend opposition marches to national level at provincial and district levels November 13; heightened security measures and transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 13/11/2019, 12h00 until 16/11/2019, 11h59 (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Islamabad, Pakistan, Karachi

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The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has extended the Azadi opposition march to all provinces and districts in the country from 11:00 (local time) on Wednesday, November 13. Severe transportation disruptions were reported and are expected to continue over the next several days across the country as road blocks have been announced on major highways. If the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) announces it will participate in the operation, the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) stated they will not take part in further action against the government.

As of 16:00, sit-ins have been reported at the Zero Point in Jacobabad (Sindh) and Qilla Abdullah (Baluchistan). Further sit-ins are expected to take place in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from Thursday, November 14.

In Karachi (Sindh), protesters are expected to gather in the coming hours and days for an indefinite sit-ins at the Oil Terminal Area entry and exit gate, ICI bridge, Merewether Tower, Teen Talwar Clifton, and Zainab Market Chowk.

In Islamabad, the sit-in at the H-9 ground is expected to continue over several days.

A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are expected in the vicinity of all protests. Clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.


Around 35,000 people marched into Islamabad on November 1, to demand Prime Minister Khan's resignation. The JUI-F is accusing Khan of economic mismanagement and alleged election rigging. The country's two main opposition parties, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan People's Party, have supported the JUI-F's protest against the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party during the first stage of the Azadi march.


Individuals in Pakistan are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public gatherings as a precaution, refrain from discussing political topics in public or on social media, budget additional time for travel, anticipate transportation and business disruptions near protest sites and a heightened security presence.


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