Shehbaz Sharif to participate in Azadi March

Arshad Waheed Chaudhry

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif will participate in Maulana Fazl’s Azadi March to Islamabad.

According to PML-N sources, the former Punjab chief minister will leave for Islamabad from Lahore in the afternoon. He is also expected to address the Azadi March from Islamabad.

Caravans from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other cities from Punjab are enroute to Islamabad to participate in the Azadi March.

Earlier, DIG Islamabad Amir Zulfiqar took an aerial view of the federal capital while DIG Security Waqaruddin visited the Faizabad Interchange.

According to details, 274 policemen have been deployed at the Faizabad Interchange.

According to reports, traffic from this point has been blocked, while shipping containers have been placed to block the roads near the interchange.

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Maulana Fazlur Rehman and his political party, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F), are marching to Islamabad to challenge the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Dubbed the ‘Azadi’ March, the caravan, which set off from the Sindh province, left Punjab’s city Lahore last night and will conclude its journey today in Pakistan’s capital city, Islamabad.

Earlier, the ruling and the opposition parties reached an agreement to let the anti-government march progress as planned, as long as they protesters do not cross the sensitive “red zone” in Islamabad.

The JUI-F Azadi March caravan reached Gujar Khan on Thursday morning, from where it will make its way to the federal capital.