Tuesday Mar 08 2022
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PPP to stage sit-in after convoy stopped at D-Chowk

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  • "Convoy was stopped by police after which Bilawal refused to proceed without full convoy," says PPP spokesperson.
  • Vehicles following convoy stopped to wait for rest before expressway, per reports.
  • PPP leader Faisal Karim Kundi says the convoy will hold a sit-in outside Faizabad and wait for every single worker to unite.

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad police have stopped PPP’s "Awami March" at D-Chowk from entering the federal capital.

The party’s spokesperson said the convoy was stopped by the police after which PPP’s Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari refused to proceed without the full convoy.

According to the reports, the vehicles following the convoy stopped to wait for the rest at the expressway. Bilawal said that his party workers had been stopped through barricades at various places.

PPP leader Faisal Karim Kundi said the convoy will hold a sit-in outside Faizabad and wait for every single worker to unite before proceeding.

PPP’s long march is scheduled to enter Islamabad today.   

No-trust move submitted for Pakistan's betterment: Shahbaz

Earlier, the Opposition decided to submit a no-confidence motion against the premier for the "betterment of Pakistan," Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif said on Tuesday.

Addressing a press conference flanked by former president and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and JUI chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman; he said: “We have taken this decision for the people of Pakistan and not for ourselves.”

The incumbent PTI government has "mortgaged our future generations by taking hefty loans," he added.

Shahbaz accused the PTI-led government to have "reinstalled the development projects which were initiated by the previous government and claiming them as their own projects."

“They criticised China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project when they were in the Opposition; however, they are now taking credit for it,” he said.

Shedding light on PM Imran Khan’s speech on Sunday, he said: “They have angered the international allies of Pakistan who stood by the country in all good and bad times.”

“The language used against the European Union was inappropriate so much so that not a single word can be repeated here,” Shahbaz said, recalling PM Imran Khan’s speech during a public rally in the Tehsil Mailsi of the Vehari District two days ago.