KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is organizing ‘Salam-e-Shuhada’ rally on Sunday to pay homage to the victims of the Karsaz blast, ARY News reported.
The rally will pass through several areas of the metropolis including Boat Basin, Mai Kolachi, Native Jetty, I.C.I Bridge, M.A. Jinnah Road, Kharadar, Lyari and Mazar-e-Quaid.
The party has completed preparations for the rally, which will commence from the Bilawal House in Clifton to Karsaz through the party stronghold of Lyari.
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A welcome camp has been set up near the Bilawal House playing party tunes, while flags and banners have been placed in various parts of the city. A large number of party loyalists have already gathered at the camp.
The political party has also set its camps along the procession routes as well.
Earlier, Bilawal made a surprise visit to the welcome rally, where party workers were rather excited to see him. In his brief address, he said that it will be a historic rally.
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“PPP was a force to be reckoned with, and would turn up in massive numbers to pay tribute to its martyrs who have laid down their lives for the sake of the party”, the PPP chairman said.
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Strict security arrangements have been adopted for the public meeting. Twenty five Superintendent Police, 60 Deputy Superintendent Police and around eight thousand workers will be serving duty.
Additional Inspector General Mushtaq Mahar said that they have not ruled any type of impending threat.
It should be noted that a welcome parade on the return of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto to Pakistan was attacked by terrorists with twin bombing near Karsaz in Karachi on 18th October 2007, resulting in death of more than 100 of People’s Party workers and sympathizers.
Bhutto survived the terrorist attack but assassinated in gun and bombing attack in Rawalpindi on December 27 same year after addressing an election rally of the party.
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