KARACHI: Women leaders of Pakistan People’s Party, including daughters of the party’s Shaheed chairperson Benazir Bhutto, were enthusiastic to join today’s rally that is being taken out in Karachi to observe anniversary of Oct 18, 2007 Karsaz bombing, Samaa reported.
“Getting excited for the rally,” said Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, the daughter of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and former President Asif Ali Zardari, on Twitter, with a picture showing senior women leaders of the party, including Shehlaz Raza, Shireen Rehman and Faryal Talpur.
— Aseefa B Zardari (@AseefaBZ) October 16, 2016
PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari will lead the caravan and address his supporters at various points. Workers from across the province will attend the public meeting.
The rally will start from Bilawal House and culminate at Karsaz after passing through Lyari, M.A Jinnah Road, Numaish Chowrangi and Shahrah-e-Qaideen.
Tight security arrangements have been made for the rally, with thousands of policemen deployed at different areas.
Meanwhile, transporters in Karachi announced that public transport will not be available today on most of the city routes as police have impounded dozens of vehicles for the rally.
According to President of Karachi Transport Ittehad, Irshad Bukhari, PPP had booked at least 1100 minibuses and coaches, but despite this, police have impounded 150 more vehicles late night.
Various thoroughfares in Karachi were sealed on Sunday with shipping containers ahead of PPP’s rally.
According to our correspondent, Shahrah-e-Faisal was closed at Drig Road. Besides, all link-roads connecting to M.A Jinnah Road have been sealed with containers.
Sadar’s Corridor and Shahrah-e-Qaideen (Tariq Road) were also closed. – Samaa