Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is all set to the hold a public gathering (Thanksgiving day) at the Parade Ground in Shakarparian area of the federal capital today (Sunday).


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PTI Chairman Imran Khan had announced to hold a ‘Youm-e-Tashakur jalsa’ following Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification as prime minister by the Supreme Court on Friday.

A stage has been set up for the party leaders and chairs have been placed for the participants. Lighting and sound system has been installed to thrill the PTI workers.

The parade ground has been decorated with party flags and banners of the party leaders. PTI chief Imran Khan, Pervaiz Khattak and other party leaders visited the area and reviewed the arrangements.

The local administration issued a no-objection certificate (NOC) to the PTI for holding the public gathering. The rally is planned to start at around 6pm and last till 11pm, according to the local administration.

At least, 3,000 security personnel will be deployed as per the security plan issued specially for the day. Moreover, there are three ways set up for participants to enter Parade Ground.

Walkthrough gates have been installed at the entry points so that no one enters the venue without being checked for security.

A separate entry point has been made for women, where female security personnel will be present for frisking.

Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Capt (r) Mushtaq Ahmed told media traffic and security arrangements have been completed for the rally.

The PTI chief, in a tweet on Saturday, claimed ‘record’ crowds will come to today’s gathering to celebrate Nawaz Sharif’s ouster.