KARACHI: Preparations for the All Pakistan Muslim League’s (APML) jalsa on January 8 are in full swing. The party members have started campaigning and are going all out with banners and party flags. APML chief organiser Ghulam Rasool Unar said that they had asked for the home department for approval of the jalsa. He said that they were waiting for the government’s approval and they would take the matter up in court if the government refused to cooperate. “The government gave permission to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf,” he said. “It is our right and there is nothing wrong in giving us the permission to hold our rally.” Unar said that the APML leader should be back by the end of the month and the exact date of his arrival would be announced on January 8.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 2nd, 2012.