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Pakistan

After Gujranwala, PDM promises to put a show in Karachi on Sunday

  • PDM will be holding its second public meeting at Bagh-i-Jinnah adjacent to Quaid’s mausoleum tomorrow.
17 Oct 2020

After its first anti-government rally on Friday in Gujranwala, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM, comprising all opposition parties, will be holding its second public meeting at Bagh-i-Jinnah adjacent to Quaid’s mausoleum on Sunday.

Hosted by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), members of other opposition parties will also be present. The rally would mark the death anniversary of more than 200 victims of the twin Karsaz blasts at the homecoming procession of slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007.

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto said tomorrow's rally would be a referendum against the 'puppet regime'. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president Maryam Nawaz is also expected to address the rally tomorrow.

Preparation for the rally is in full swing with at least 50,000 chairs arranged at the venue. A security wall of containers has also been made around the stages and barbed wire has also been placed in front of the stage, local media reported. The area in front of the stage is to be reserved for women.

Traffic Plan

Ahead of the rally, Traffic Police issued the traffic plan and has announced substitute routes.

Traffic coming through Shahrah-e-Quadeen will not be allowed to go beyond Noorani signal. While the route leading to Numaish from Jamshed Road and Teen Hatti will be closed, commuters will be diverted to the route from Gurumandir to Bahadur Yar Jang Road to the Jail Road flyover to Tariq Road.

Meanwhile, traffic coming from Nazimabad and Teen Hatti will not be allowed to go to Guru Mandir.

Participants coming from Hyderabad can reach the venue via Water Pump and Liaquatabad, while those coming from Thatta, Malir and District East reach via PPP Chowrangi after parking their vehicles near Resident Engineer's office.