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PTI rallies head to Rawalpindi as govt braces up for long march

PTI rallies head to Rawalpindi as govt braces up for long march


PTI rallies head to Rawalpindi as govt braces up for long march

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Rallies from different parts of the country are travelling to the garrison city of Rawalpindi to resume PTI’s long march as Imran Khan wants to mount pressure on the government for fresh elections.

The PTI chief will also rejoin the major rally in his first public appearance since an assassination attempt earlier this month, when he sustained bullet wounds after his long march was attacked near Wazirabad city of Punjab. Since then, he has been addressing the crowds via video link before he halted the “Haqeeqi Azadi” march till November 26.

The PTI has shared various videos on its official Twitter handle, showing convoys moving towards the Rawalpind for jalsa.
A large convoy can been seen leaving Gilgit-Baltistan for the Pindi Jalsa as party supporters are enthusiastic to listen to their leader Imran Khan.

From South Punjab, MPA Zain Hussain Qureshi is leading the convoys towards Rawalpind.

Former Federal minister Shehreyar Afridi in a video statement said that rallies from northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will converged on motorways at 9:00am, while KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan will lead the rallies.

As rallies continue to reach the Islamabad’s neighbouring city from the Punjab capital, a convoy of Insaf Youth Wing has arrived in Rawalpindi.

Venue Relocated to Rehmanabad from Faizabad

The PTI has once again changed the venue from Faizabad to Rehmanabad on Murree Road while the Imran Khan’s helicopter will land at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University from where he will head to the venue for the major rally.

The deputy commissioner Rawalpindi said that the PTI had been granted permission to hold the public meeting at Rehmanabad, adding that the party has been asked to implement the conditions laid down for the event.

Earlier, the party was scheduled to stage the power show at Faizabad.

 Will Continue to Mount Pressure for Fresh Elections 

PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Friday said that his party will continue to mount pressure on the incumbent government till elections.

Speaking to a TV channel – in an interview – ahead of the PTI’s power show, the PTI chief said, “I am making my way toRawalpindi for the nation’s sake. My nation will make its way to join the PTI power show, merely for me". He highlighted the quality of the Army Chief, saying that no Army Chief could stand against the interest of his own institution.

Giving his clear-cut views over holding talks with the rulers of the incumbent government, Imran reiterated that talks would only be held over the matter of elections.

Sanaullah Asks PTI to Postpone Pinid Jalsa over Threats

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Friday asked the PTI to postpone tomorrow’s gathering as former prime minister Imran Khan’s life under threat.

Addressing a press conference in the federal capital, the interior minister said that there are the reports from the agencies that Imran life’s is under threat, adding that there is still time for Imran Khan to postpone his march. He claimed the march is being staged to create the situation of the political stability and economic catastrophe.

Rana claimed that Imran will not get the date of elections from Rawalpindi, adding that the day – November 26 – was fixed for a specific reason for long march. He added that the establishment will not play its role to give him [Imran] date for the elections as now – the matter gets old.

Claiming that Imran Khan cannot be successful by any means, Rana advised Imran to come and sit with the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) leadership – Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Akthar Mengal, Khalid Magsi – Nawaz Sharif and PM Shehbaz Sharif.

Rana further said, “If you [Imran] wants to meet with Nawaz and PM Shehbaz, hopefully they would not refuse to meet you. if you need any sort of help in this regard, I will be there for you to help as I am your – political – opponent, not enemy.
In another media talk, Sanaullah vowed that the government with thwart any unconstitutional act that the Imran Khan-led PTI might be planning as it all set to stage a rally in Rawalpindi on November 26.