Gujranwala (Staff Report/Agencies): Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) leaders — Maryam Nawaz, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Maulana Fazlur Rehman — are en route to Gujranwala’s Jinnah Stadium for the first power show of their anti-government campaign.
“Took us 6 hours precisely to get out of Lahore ! Ek samandar tha logon ka ! Now rushing to Gujranwal. Crossed Kamoki,” said PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz in a tweet after she left for the rally from her residence at Jati Umra.
PPP Chairman Bilawal also made brief stopover at Wazirabad where he addressed his party workers and raised anti-government slogans.
Earlier, PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, addressing a press conference before his departure from Lahore, said that his caravan will meet Maryam Nawaz’s caravan at some point and they will enter Gujranwala together.
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is also likely to address the rally via video link from London.
The PDM, which comprises 11 parties including the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Peoples Party, (PPP) and Jamiat Ulema-e Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), has vowed to oust the ruling Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf (PTI)-led government in the centre.
Strict security measures have been taken at the public gathering venue as at least 7,000 policemen and officers will be deployed for security reasons.