PTI Jalsa: ‘The tsunami will be revived’

Published: March 21, 2013
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The organising committee has rented 50,000 chairs for the event. PHOTO: NNI

The organising committee has rented 50,000 chairs for the event. PHOTO: NNI

LAHORE: 

Pakistan Tehreek-Insaf (PTI) has finalised arrangements for its party gathering at Minar-i-Pakistan on March 23 (Saturday). Chairperson Imran Khan is slated to administer oath to newly elected party officials, kick-off the election campaign and present the party manifesto, The Express Tribune has learnt.

Party officials say there would be several speeches as well as national songs and music suited for a patriotic mood.

The organising committee has rented 50,000 chairs. As many as 3,000 youths will perform various volunteers duties including providing security and guiding the participants to designated areas.

The police will deploy 1,500 personnel for security. Five entry and exit gates will be installed, including two gates reserved to use in an emergency. Out of the three gates, two would be for men and one for women. The party will install 16 walk-through gates. Drinking water will be provided. Separate areas have been reserved for the media and observers.

PTI Punjab President Ejaz Chaudhry said Khan would administer the oath to 80,000 newly elected office bearers. All the newly elected office-bearers have been directed to ensure participation to mark a show of strength. Chaudhry predicted over half a million participants.

Dr Yasmin Rashid, the newly elected general secretary of the Punjab chapter, concurred with Chaudhry on the numbers. She said the most participants would be from central and west Punjab. This, she said, was a good opportunity for those seeking party tickets to show their strength.

“We are expecting all aspirants for tickets to bring supporters to hear the change manifesto,” Rashid added. She said she expected 70 per cent of the city’s population to participate “directly or indirectly”.

Central information secretary Shafqat Mehmood said people from all walks of life would be taking part in the gathering. “The gathering will mark the revival of The Tsunami. Leaders will deliver speeches, the young will present national songs and bands will play music. It will be the biggest political gathering in the history of Pakistan.”

Mehmood said that it was a shame that some government officials were removing PTI posters and banners. 

Published in The Express Tribune, March 22nd, 2013.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Mar 22, 2013 - 12:40AM

    Gud luck IK..love u my leader

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  • wajid
    Mar 22, 2013 - 12:50AM

    It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
    We have seen them and tried them many time.
    Enough is Enough!

    Lahore will go for change now.
    We will march and world will see.

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  • Falcon
    Mar 22, 2013 - 1:42AM

    Really looking forward to it…way to go PTI!

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  • Sarah
    Mar 22, 2013 - 1:56AM

    We’ll see if the chairs get stolen after this one…

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Mar 22, 2013 - 3:22AM

    Good luck to chairs..

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  • Blithe
    Mar 22, 2013 - 3:53AM

    IK has become so repetitive – ill just change the channel .

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  • salman
    Mar 22, 2013 - 5:30AM

    @Blithe:
    IK repetitive?

    Listen to any mian sahib speech and all you get is motorway and nuclear tests. Anyway….I know you’ll end up watching it :)

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  • Jehangir
    Mar 22, 2013 - 7:04AM

    IK rules. PTI rules.

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  • Waseem Sarwar
    Mar 22, 2013 - 9:09AM

    guys, don’t worry about chairs. They are not rented using Punjab government’s funds.

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  • fasmik
    Mar 22, 2013 - 11:32AM

    PTI only hope…

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  • Imran Sarmad
    Mar 22, 2013 - 12:30PM

    Sonami Plus hits Lahore on 23rd March… We all will be there…..INSHALLAH

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  • MUSSWAR
    Mar 23, 2013 - 6:18PM

    Good Luck IK wish you all the best, you are the best leader Pakistan can ever have. Wish the people of Pakistan can see and believe you. I wish I was in Pakistan and in Lahore right now. Hope it all goes well and your fabulous work will In Shaa Allah will pay off. Thank you for saving Pakistan.Recommend

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