Decked in red and green, PTI supporters assemble in Islamabad on PM Imran’s call – Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan urged party members and supporters to arrive early at the parade ground in Islamabad ahead of his party’s “historic” power show on Sunday.

Islamabad will host a rally amid heightened political tension ahead of a vote on a no-confidence resolution submitted by the opposition party against Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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PTI’s workers and leaders began to descend from the capital as they prepared to make the Amr Bil Maroof public meeting a bigger success than the opposition-led rallies.

Prime Minister Imran said in a voice message posted on Twitter earlier on Sunday that today’s rally is for the entire nation, not just the PTI’s. “This is a battle for the future of Pakistan.”

The prime minister has urged supporters to arrive at the stadium early as there are fears of lockdown. “I am afraid that I will not be able to contact you on time because of this.

“If it is God’s will, we will make history in Pakistan today,” he added.

Meanwhile, Federal Intelligence Minister Fawad Chaudhary said “a brave nation needs a brave leader”, adding that Prime Minister Imran will not allow the country to yield. In a video message, he urged citizens to attend “historical assemblies.”

Islamabad police also gave participants directions to the event site. Islamabad Deputy Director Add All roads in Islamabad were open while entrances and exits were clear.

“On the H-9 area, only the Srinagar highway is closed, but alternative routes are open,” he said.

PTI supporters heading to Islamabad

Social media was buzzing in anticipation of the prime minister’s rally, and supporters shared photos and videos heading to Islamabad.

The PTI Sindh caravan, led by Halim Adil Sheikh, the opposition leader of the Sindh Parliament, arrived in Islamabad on Saturday. The caravan started the tour from Karachi on Friday.

The party also said a train carrying supporters from Karachi arrived in Lahore on Sunday morning.

Education Minister Shafkat Mahmoud also led a ‘mass rally’ in Lahore, heading to the capital.

“Other PTI caravans are coming from all over the country to attend the historic public meeting,” said PTI Senator Faisal Javed.

The PTI added that a caravan led by federal ministers from Waziristan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan and local PTI leaders also left for the rally.

Fawad asks party members to activate the media.

The intelligence minister said more than 43 representatives of Pakistan’s Media Brotherhood and international media organizations gathered at the parade ground to cover the rally.

He directed PTI workers to help media workers. “The world will see this historic gathering through the eyes of the media.”

On Saturday, a PTI spokesperson announced that media professionals could not use professional cameras to record events because “cameras pose a security risk.”

This sparked an argument between organizers and media staff after being told that due to the prime minister’s ‘security protocol’ cameras belonging to private TV channels are not allowed, but mobile phones can be used for video and photos. .

Sheikh Rashid warns JUI-F not to create anxiety.

Separately, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid warned JUI-F not to riot in the capital. He also told the opposition that Prime Minister Imran “will play until the end of the last ball”.

In an interview with the press in Islamabad, the minister predicted that the PML-N had been given permission to hold a rally on March 28 (tomorrow) and that a vote on the no-confidence measure would be held on April 4.

Rashid also added that the Ministry of Interior’s command and control center is direct monitoring and alerting the country that it is operational around the clock. He said all incidents can be reported on 0519206660 and 0519218594.

“The whole of Islamabad is open. Don’t be swayed by rumors.”

He also said the prime minister wanted to speak at a rally around 5pm despite many people still going to the capital. “Even if the political committee postpones [the speech]He wants to do it early during the day,” he said, urging citizens to arrive at the parade ground in a hurry.

About 15,000 security personnel maintain law and order in case there are obstacles, he said.

Addressing the JUI-F protesters, the minister said the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Islamabad had ordered the Srinagar Highway to remain open. “If you come and use violence, the law will be enforced according to the orders of the Chief Justice, whatever the outcome.”

He warned that political parties have the right to hold rallies, but the capital administration will take action against them if they resort to violence.

“I want to be specific to JUI-F. The Srinagar highway must remain open. Stay within your area. Your allotted time has run out. PML-N requested this place on March 28th. . […]. That won’t happen if your goal is to spread chaos or stop people traveling for Imran Khan’s assembly. We are sitting right here.”

The minister also predicted that the opposition would remain empty-handed. “Whatever the outcome, we have insider information. You will get nothing and Imran Khan will win.”

march of the opposition

Under the banner of the opposition alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), workers and leaders of JUI-F have already taken the stage on the Srinagar Highway, while PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz and Punjab opposition leader Hamza Shehbaz took her party caravan via GT Road to the capital. and called the PTI Government Official’s Last Nail.

PML-N said the PDM’s long march could stay in the capital for more than two days, depending on the political situation, despite a warning from the interior minister that opposition parties would not be allowed to extend their stay.

The Islamabad High Court on Saturday warned JUI-F of violating the terms of the certificate not to object to holding a public meeting under the PDM banner and instructed the capital administration to take action against the violators in accordance with the law.

The organizers of the JUI-F public meeting have convinced the capital administration that they will follow the NOC’s terms and conditions in word and spirit.