The demonstrators living in newly developed tents based residential complex have been demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation for seven weeks.
Availability of food, disease prevention, shelter from rain and scorching heat, non-availability of toilets were the huge problem of the demonstrators in the beginning but now these necessities are available properly.
There are tents with plastic sheets to avoid rain and sun. Each tent has unique identification number which is used to provide food among the dwellers.
PAT’s sit-in organizers claim they provide three-time meals to the 10,000 residents of Revolution Village, comprising 1,000 tents.
British Broadcasting Corporation’s report quoting PAT’s secretary general Khuram Nawaz Gandapur said that the food for 10,000 people costs Rs. 700,000 per day.
“People who have resources and sympathy with the cause are donating to provide basic necessities to the sit-in participants. “Different philanthropists are donating for the participants, PAT UK’s volunteers are providing meal to the participants from the last three days,” he said.
There are many residents who are not depending on general food program. M. Sarwar, 43, a PAT worker from Lahore who is living in 3-bed-room tent with his wife and 3-years old daughter, said that his family is arranging food and other necessities on their own, “even we donate to the party.”
To run day-to-day affairs more smoothly a Control Room is working round the clock. Coordination with different organizing committees is the basic task of this control room.
Jawad Hamid, the in-charge of main control room, has said that we are running camps affairs with the help of many committees including Security, Food, Water and Sanitation.
Maher Altaf Hussain, in-charge of the newly formed Registration Center has said that 70,000 people got registration card after submitting their data forms.
In the beginning, the sit-ins caused difficulties for the government officials coming to their offices in the Red Zone, however, now it seems that the organizers and the authorities have found a way to address this problem. A government employ, Manazir Hussain told that the sit-inners had vacated the path to their work place and now then could move in and out without much fear which gripped them as the protesters camped there in the start.