"We can let our necks be severed, but we cannot bow down before oppressive rulers. Our struggle will continue. There are many Ghazis living to be martyred," said Mr. Aziz, who was escorted by two dozen police commandos while 700 other officers watched over the gathering.
"Whatever happened in the past days is not hidden from anyone. God willing, Pakistan will have an Islamic revolution soon. The blood of martyrs will bear fruit," Mr. Aziz said before leading prayers attended by about 3,000 people.