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Pakistani Islamist party demands PM Imran Khan’s resign

Pakistani Islamist party demands PM Imran Khan’s resign

Aauthorities and riot police are using shipping containers to block access to key government buildings.That’s home to parliament, the supreme court and the prime minister’s residence.

The protesters want Prime Minister Imran Khan resign over economic hardships.

Authorities were seen moving additional rows of massive shipping containers onto roads leading to the “Red Zone.”

Firebrand cleric Maulana Fazlur Rehman, leader of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party, says Khan has until Sunday night to quit.

Rehman has hinted he may lead protesters to the Red Zone to force Khan’s resignation. Khan says he won’t succumb to pressure.

Rehman’s all-male supporters’ caravan initially banned women journalists from covering the protest.