PPP’s Awami March reaches D-Chowk PML-N delegation arrives at rally’s venue

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The much-hyped Awami Long March of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Tuesday evening finally reached Islamabad’s famous D-Chowk led by party’s chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari.

The central rally was received by party workers already present at the venue, as the PPP geared up to formally begin its power-show aimed at ousting Prime Minister Imran Khan from power.

Bilawal had launched his party’s march on February 27 from Karachi, as he addressed a large and charged crowd next to Mazar-e-Quaid, pushing forward the slogan of “Go Selected Go”.

Last week, he entered Punjab and addressed rallies in Gujrat to Lala Musa to Jhelum. Tuesday’s morning, the march entered Islamabad and finally reached Faizabad Interchange.

According to the PPP official Twitter handle, the administration had reportedly put barricades at the federal capital’s Faizabad, which were later removed as more rallies of the party reached the chowk and the leadership refused to move further until the way was clear. Furthermore, a PML-N delegation led by the party’s senior leaders Ahsan Iqbal and spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb has also reached the rally’s venue.

Earlier, the opposition party had staged a sit-in at Faizabad Interchange, with leaders announcing that the Awami Long March would only move further once obstacles “created in the way are removed”.

The anti-government rally will only progress once the way is clear. The party showed a mammoth rally organised in Rawalpindi, the PPP media cell said on the microblogging site.

While addressing participants of the rally in Rawalpindi, Bilawal claimed barricades were erected to stop the party’s workers from marching onto the federal capital’s streets to reach D-Chowk as part of its Awami March against the PTI government.

He also said people from all provinces are part of the movement against the incumbent government. “We have to reach our destination and for that, we invite the people of Rawalpindi to join us and aid in the democratic effort.”

 

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