PTI changes route to avoid PPP rally

Both caravans were to come face to face in Naushehro Feroz

March 02, 2022
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) rally in Islamabad on November 2, 2016. Photo: AFP/File


The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) were heading for collision course, as their rallies were heading north and south, and might come face-to-face on National Highway at Naushehro Feroz,.

PTI claims to be an 'unstoppable force' whereas the PPP claims to be an 'immovable object' in Sindh. Avoiding a faceoff with the PPP, the PTI on Tuesday changed the route to avert an expected clash between emotionally charged workers and supporters.

PTI Sindh chapter's General Secretary, Mubeen Jatoi said that the route of 'Sindh Haqooq march' has been changed to avoid any untoward situation.

He said that the march was to go through Naushehro Feroz, which has been cancelled. According to a PTI spokesman, Mubeen Jatoi alleged that PPP has shown irresponsible attitude by changing the route of their rally.

Jatoi said that PTI does not want any clash. He further said that PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari desired to become a political martyr by pushing his flop march towards a clash which would have ended the game in dispute.

He claimed that the PPP chairman was worried of the success of 'Sindh Haqooq march'.

Voice of Sindh people

Foreign Minister and Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday said, "Huqooq Sindh march is a clear message from the people of Sindh to get rid of the corrupt rulers of PPP."

Addressing the participants of the march at Dua Chowk, Khairpur, he said that the people of Sindh are ready to welcome Prime Minister Imran Khan, adding that Imran Khan is the elected prime minister of the country.

PPP has delivered bad governance and increased corruption in Sindh, he said, adding that the people of Sindh were demanding their rights from Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as they had suffered at the hands of the PPP for fifteen years.

Qureshi said PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and the provincial government should be held accountable for the "15-year long plunder" of Sindh coffers. The time to liberate the people of Sindh from slavery has come, he said, adding that "Sindh and Sindhis are ready for a change.

"Shah said that the people of Sindh were ready to strengthen PTI's hands and get rid of the corrupt rulers who have plundered public resources and deprived of people of the basic amenities.

He said that the PTI, under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan would emerge victorious in the next general election.

Earlier, PTI leader and ex-federal minister, Syed Ghous Ali Shah, ex-chief minister Sindh, Arbab Ghulam Rahim, Syed Shakir Ali Shah and others also addressed the gathering.

Meanwhile, Hyderabad PTI leader Imran Qureshi said that the Huqooqe Sindh March from Ghotki to Karachi has become the voice of Sindhis.

He advised the PPP leadership that they should end the long march and go back to their homes as the people have come to know their true faces.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 2nd, 2022.


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