Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s Azadi March entered its third day on Tuesday (October 29). The marchers accompanied by PPP leaders reached Multan early Tuesday morning.
The caravan, led by the party chief, will arrive in Lahore later in the day.
A PML-N delegation, comprising Senator Rana Mahmoodul Hassan and Javed Hashmi, visited Fazl at his son’s house. Awami Raaj Party leader Jamshed Dasti has joined the marchers too.
We consider the Constitution as supreme, said a charged Fazl while taking the stage. “If you don’t follow the Constitution, then you are putting the country’s peace at risk.”
When Indian PM Narendra Modi was running his election campaign then Imran Khan had said that Modi will win the elections and then solve the Kashmir issue. “Has it been solved now? Imran Khan supported Modi’s election campaign,” he added.
PML-N’s Javed Latif said, while addressing the marchers, said that this is not only the march of Fazl but 220 million people. “If you want Kashmir’s freedom, then you must fight for your own freedom first,” he remarked. We will not back down till people are free, he said. “I am giving you Nawaz Sharif’s message. All PML-N workers are standing with you.”
“I know Imran Khan really well,” said Hashmi in his address. “I have served as PTI’s president. I know that Imran Khan doesn’t accept the Pakistani nation. Well, then we don’t accept such a leader,” he added.
The march will stop at two points in Khanewal: Daha Chowk and Mian Channu. After this they will travel to Sahiwal, then Okara, Kasur.
In Lahore, the JUI-F has set its main camp at Thokar Niaz Baig to welcome the marchers. The traders have established camps at Multan Chungi and Yateem Khana. The PPP leaders will welcome the participants in Samanabad, while the PML-N at Chauburji. Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan has established its camp at Data Darbar, while Jamiat Ahle Hadith has set up a camp at Bhatti Chowk on Ravi Road.
The marchers, joined by people from Dera Ghazi Khan and Muzaffargarh, gathered at the Fatima Jinnah Town Housing Scheme. Rehman addressed the participants at 12pm after which they left for Lahore.
After a night at the ‘tent city’ in Sukkur, party workers and supporters gathered for a large rally in the city. “This march will enter the corridors of power and sweep away all the trash,” said Fazl while addressing the march participants.