ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is all set to launch its ‘Mashaal Tsunami’ in an attempt to force the government to implement the Supreme Court’s orders regarding Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s conviction in a contempt case. The campaign will kick off with a walk in favour of the judiciary in Islamabad on Saturday.
Party workers started will walk from Mr Books Super Market to the official residency of the Chief Justice of Pakistan, PTI leaders told The Express Tribune, adding that the campaign will officially start at 6:30pm today.
PTI Women Wing President Fauzia Kasuri and party leader Sardar Azhar Tariq will lead the rally.
They will ‘pay tribute to the Chief Justice of Pakistan on taking bold steps for the supremacy of justice in Pakistan’.
The party will stage a big march on Sunday, which will move from China Chowk to D Chowk. PTI Chairman Imran Khan will lead the rally.
“It will be a big show to show solidarity with the Supreme Court of Pakistan,” said PTI Information Secretary Shafqat Mehmood.
PTI leaders will address the participants around evening on Sunday, he added.
The party is expecting tens of thousands of people to attend the march.
Gilani had earlier been convicted in a contempt case by the Supreme Court after he refused to write letters to Swiss authorities asking them to reopen corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. Opposition and other political parties have since then demanded that Gilani step down as prime minister.