Islamabad (Staff Report): Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s Lahore journey via GT Road will complete in three days, says Punjab’s Information Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman.
Nawaz will for Lahore from Islamabad on Wednesday (tomorrow).
The earlier plan of Nawaz returning to Lahore on Sunday through motorway has been put off till Wednesday because the PML-N wants to show its political muscles and the GT Road is the party’s best option for the purpose.
The minister stated that the decision to change the program had been taken after ‘public pressure’ adding that the journey to Lahore via Grand Trunk Road would be completed in at least three days, instead of a single day.
In order to beef up security for the journey, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal met Nawaz Sharif and presented him a report of the federal agencies regarding the security situation.
Reportedly, the Interior Minister recommended the former prime minister not to go ahead with his planned road show.
Nawaz Sharif, who was disqualified from office by a five-member bench of the Supreme Court on July 28 in the Panama case had decided to get in touch with the masses to muster public support.
On the other hand, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said Nawaz Sharif’s plan to travel to Lahore in a cavalcade on GT Road is a deliberate attempt to continue undermining the Supreme Court of Pakistan by calling into question its decision on the Panama case.