PTI all set for ‘Historic’ rally at Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore today


LAHORE: Preparations have completed for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) rally at Minar-e-Pakistan today, during which PTI chairperson Imran Khan will present a 10-point agenda.

PTI workers from across the country started reaching Lahore ahead of the rally.

Prior to this, PTI held a rally at Minar-e-Pakistan on October 30, 2011, and organisers claim that they will attract similar if not larger crowds this time around.

While talking to journalists in Lahore on Saturday, Imran said he would also speak about the party’s future policy at the rally.

He also spoke to local and foreign journalists about Pakistan’s foreign policy, saying it fell under the purview of civilian government. However, he said, it is necessary to discuss security matters with other institutions.

About Pakistan’s dialogue with India, Imran said talks could not be held Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s as he did not have a mindset for negotiations. Nevertheless, India was asked to not close doors was dialogue, the PTI chief added.

Regarding the tribal areas, the PTI chief said the merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was necessary but Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman and Pakhtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party chief Mehmood Achakzai were coming in its way.

New party songs

As a part of preparations for the rally, PTI has also released three party songs.

One of the songs has been sung by singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan titled Dam Mast Qalandar.

The lyrics of the song have been penned by PTI leader Usman Dar.

The songs deal with the theme of ending corruption and iqama. Dar said that he completed the composing and recording of the song within 22 hours.


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