NA-246 by-polls: PTI announces to hold rally at Jinnah Ground on April 19

Published: April 10, 2015
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 PTI candidate Imran Ismail says there is a 90 percent chance of holding the demonstration at the ground. PHOTO: PPI

PTI candidate Imran Ismail says there is a 90 percent chance of holding the demonstration at the ground. PHOTO: PPI

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has announced to hold its election campaign rally for the NA-246 constituency by-polls, scheduled for April 19,  at Karachi’s Jinnah Ground, Express News reported.

Addressing the media outside a mosque in Azizabad, PTI candidate Imran Ismail said there is a 90% chance the party will hold the demonstration at the ground.

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“Contesting elections is the right of every individual,” he said, adding that it does not matter who controls the land.

NA-246 and Jinnah Ground is thought to be a stronghold on the Muttahida Qaumi Movement.

Earlier, the PTI was reconsidering even holding a rally on account of narrow entry and exit points, which could cause problems for supporters.

On April 9, PTI chairman Imran Khan was in Karachi to kick-off the election campaign. He made a brief address to supporters at the Jinnah Ground, prior to which a clash erupted between PTI and MQM workers.

Read: Altaf helped diffuse clashes between PTI, MQM workers: Imran

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Raisani
    Apr 10, 2015 - 5:33PM

    Good decision, hope PTI doesn’t back out this time like yesterday Khan Sahab did. Recommend

  • Apr 10, 2015 - 6:09PM

    Even if PTI backs out , whats the issue? They might need a bigger place.Recommend

  • raider
    Apr 10, 2015 - 6:26PM

    each and every a single party having privilege of holding rally in each nook and corner along width and length of country, even mqm has right to hold rally near banigala with the intention to get voters attention rather to coerce any one, it is beauty of democratic norms if there could be existed anywhere in Pakistan, it is not democracy to kill 14 peoples at the spot and nurture gullus on the false pretext and fear of being removed from GovtRecommend

  • True Karachiite
    Apr 10, 2015 - 8:35PM

    IK, this time please don’t fool again the Karachi walas by leaving within hours. Get the real sense of Karachi by living among them. Don’t judge the book by the cover. Recommend

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