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Al Anbar, Saudi-Iraqi Border
Iraqi soldiers on the border with Saudi Arabia take security precautions because of strange behavior seen on the Saudi side of the border. They believe ISIS are preparing an attack.
Iraqi soldiers hiding near the Al-Ukhaider Fortress, 50km south of Karbala, having been ordered to retreat from the Syrian border. On the way to supply the border patrol with aid, Sayed Mohammad al-Talkani, the representative of Muqtada al-Sadr, and Iraqi Member of Parliament, Fatm al Kreiti, found 2,500 soldiers sheltering in the archaeological site. They lacked food and water; many of them suffered from starvation and some had become sick and died. When asked why they retreated they said that they received orders from the officers, with no reason given, to abandon their posts and were told to leave the border open for ISIL to enter and seize the abandoned weapons left there.
22 year old Amir talks about threats of terrorism to political parties and his thoughts on upcoming elections in Pakistan. Amir was in Islamabad to attend the election rally by Imran Khan's PTI.
The life and property of every Pakistani is in danger, but we have to worry about that, we have to change our Pakistan. We have to keep our next generation in mind.
I am supporting Imran Khan because of policies. If you listen to him he only talks about changing Pakistan’s system, nothing else.
Muneza Ahmed from Islamabad attended the PTI election rally in Islamabad on Thursday. She talks about reasons why she supports PTI.
"I think educated people and those who understand politics already know it’s not the same PPP, they have automatically been joining PTI. And God willing PTI will win because of this.
Imran Khan himself and PTI policies are very popular for women, until now. God willing if this continues he will be equally popular among men also.
God willing PTI will form a majority government…God willing."
Ahmed Umair is an Islamabad resident and a PTI supporter. He answered questions regarding security threats to political parties during election campaign in Pakistan.
"I think Imran Khan is popular enough in all departments so I think there won’t be any attacks on his rallies.
"He is equally and uniformly popular in people from all walks of life and all areas of Pakistan."
"Yes I think Imran Khan has already increased the voter turnout and by the time elections are in progress, he will further increase it."
"Not two years, he will make a difference in two days, it’s only two days before elections. If PTI wins, I’m very hopeful that we’ll see a very different Pakistan."
Sumair Raza explains why he thinks Imran Khan can take Pakistan on the right track. He also talked about security threats on political parties in Pakistan recently.
"I don’t think there is a security threat and even if there is one, I think, being a PTI supporter, we love Imran Khan and we support Imran Khan for a new Pakistan. I’ll just say this, we have given our hearts to you and we will give our blood to you also my beloved motherland. Imran Khan get well soon, and come to build a new Pakistan. Long live Pakistan, long live Imran Khan."
Interviews sharing the opinions of PTI party supporters and proponents of Imran Khan for the next Prime Minister of Pakistan.