Azadi March participants stay night in Lahore, PML-N welcomes caravans
LAHORE (92 News) – Azadi March, which started from Karachi, led by Jamiat Ulemae-i-Islam-F (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman stayed night in Lahore and Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) workers warmly welcome the caravan at several places. The participants of Azadi March spent the night at Greater Iqbal Park and depart for Islamabad today (on Wednesday). The JUI-F leaders will address on Ravi road today before leaving Lahore for Islamabad. JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that the national leaders are in jails while incompetent rulers have destroyed economy. Addressing the participants at several places, he said that Azadi March will be the first attempt to establish the supremacy of Islam. “The fake government will have to go home,” he declared. A large number of workers belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and the Jamiat Ahle Hadith are present at Thokar Niaz Baig to welcome Azadi March. Camps have also been established at Mansoora, Chowk Yateem Khana, Chowk Chauburji and Data Darbar Chowk. Earlier on reaching Khanewal, Sahiwal, Okara and other places, the participants were accorded a rousing welcome. Maulana Fazlur Rehman also briefly addressed the participants. The opposition parties have made elaborate arrangements to welcome the march. Camps have been established at different places to welcome the participants. The long march of opposition parties including, JUI-F, PPP, PML-N, ANP and others started its journey from Karachi on Oct. 27 and will enter Islamabad on Oct. 31 where the JUI-F chief has announced to decide the next course of action. Earlier on Saturday, the government and the opposition’s Rehbar Committee struck a deal after entering into tough talks and breaking the earlier deadlock. According to the terms and conditions of the Azadi March, the protesters will not enter into Islamabad’s Red Zone and instead will culminate their demonstration in H-9 area in Sunday bazaar grounds.