Lahore: Amid blockades and crackdown against party workers across the country, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) planned long march announced by former prime minister Imran Khan following public rallies held across the country will start today (Wednesday).
The former prime minister and PTI chairman will arrive in Swabi by helicopter from Peshawar, leading the parade from Anbar Interchange.
The PMLN-led federal and Punjab governments have closed several roads leading to Islamabad from Punjab cities and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province to stop PTI militants from marching in Islamabad.
The PTI chairman announced that he will welcome party activists on Wednesday, May 25 at 3pm on Srinagar Highway in Islamabad. On Tuesday, he said he would lead the march from KP to Islamabad.
The government has cut the road link between KP and Punjab as police groups continue to raid the homes of PTI militants. Authorities also enforced Article 144 in Sindh, Punjab and the Islamabad Capital Region, banning gatherings of more than four people.