LAHORE/RAWALPINDI – All preparations have been finalised for Pakistan Tehreeek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Estehab Rally in Lahore, while Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) is also carrying out a rally in Rawalpindi on Saturday.
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The primary objective of the Ehtesab Rally is to demand an independent investigation into the Panama Papers leaks which exposed properties of several hundred Pakistanis, including Sharif Family, abroad.
The PTI spokesman said that the rally will start from Lahore’s Shahdara area and end at the Mall road’s Chairing Cross. PTI chairman Imran Khan will address the participants at five different locations.
According to media reports, the representatives of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League- Q (PML-Q), Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Pakistan Awami Muslim League (PAML) will also attend the rally in Lahore.
Strict security arrangements have been made for the rally and Lahore authorities have closed roads from Shahdara to Mall Road with shipping containers to control the law and order situation.
Tehreek-e-Qasas of Pakistan Awami Tehreek
Meanwhile, in Rawalpindi, PAT chief Tahir-ul-Qadri is also set to lead the Tehreek-e-Qasas rally, which aims to demand a blood money for those allegedly killed by Punjab Police in 2014 Model Town incident.
The rally will start from Rawalpindi’s Liaquat Bagh and conclude at Murree Road where a public meeting will be held and PAT head will address the participants.
The representatives of all opposition political parties are also expected to attend the rally in Rawalpindi.
The law enforcement agencies have made extraordinary arrangements for the security of the participants of the rally. Extra contingents of police and Rangers have also been deployed on the route of the rally.
The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has shut down the Islamabad-Rawalpindi Metro Bus Service to avoid any undesired incident.