Rawalpindi – Faizabad sit-in on Nov 26 is binded with”conditions”
PTI caravans converge on rally venue
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah expects Imran to return to parliament
PTI chairman Imran Khan is to rejoin Haqeeqi Azadi March in Rawalpindi tonight.This is Khan’s first public appearance since being shot earlier this month in an assassination attempt he blamed on his successor Shehbaz Sharif government and major general faisal naseer of ISI.Convoys of PTI supporters were streaming in from around Pakistan, with buses, trucks and cars bearing party flags.
Saturday’s rally is the climax of a so-called “long march” by Khan’s party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), to press the government to call a snap election before parliament’s term expires in October next year. In the Haqeeqi Azadi march, party chief Imran Khan is set to appear despite his injuries.
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah issued a “red alert” Friday warning of security threats to the rally.
“PTI still has the time (to cancel),”listing Pakistan’s Taliban and Al Qaeda among the extremist groups that could harm Khan.
Sheikh Rashid outside Lal Haveli reiterated PTI rhetoric to get rid of “thieves, robbers and looters who captured the country”.
PTI supporters and attendees are having hard times with Police as well as media personnel through out the episode.PTI workers attempted to cross the Faizabad bridge – which was barricaded with containers – and reach the rally. However, Islamabad police removed the workers from the bridge.