ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Khurrum Nawaz Gandapur—during his interview with anchor person Moeed Pirzada—unearthed ‘London plan’ behind 126-day long sit-in staged in Islamabad against rigging in General Polls 2013.

Gandapur stated that cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan—now the incumbent prime minister—had held meetings with Pervez Ilahi, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and PAT chief Tahirul Qadri in London.

“A decision was made [in the same huddle] to launch a movement aimed at toppling [then] government of Nawaz Sharif. Such movements are part of democracy”, Gandapur was quoted as saying.

“Following this meeting, Tahirul Qadri announced his return to Pakistan to launch a campaign against [Nawaz’s] government”, added Gandapur.

On the other hand, PML-N senator Mushahid Ullah Khan raised Gandapur’s statement in the upper house of the parliament.

Protesters gathered on call of PTI, PAT and allied parties staged four month prolonged sit-in in Islamabad’s D-chowk demanding resignation of then prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

During the same sit-in, protesters attacked PTV office and Parliament House, besides clashed with officials of law enforcement agencies.