The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM, comprising all opposition parties, will be holding its second public meeting in Karachi on Sunday at Bagh-i-Jinnah adjacent to Quaid’s mausoleum.
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is the host of the Karachi rally and it will also mark the death anniversary of the twin Karsaz blasts that occurred at the homecoming procession of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president Maryam Nawaz is also expected to address the rally tomorrow.
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto said that Sunday’rally would be a referendum against the ‘puppet regime’.
Meanwhile, in Karachi, preparations for the rally are in full swing at the venue. Reportedly, at least 50,000 chairs have been arranged at Bagh-i-Jinnah. The area in front of the stage is to be reserved for women.
Furthermore, a security wall of containers has been made around the stage, with barbed wire placed in front of the stage.
Traffic Plan for Sunday:
Ahead of PDM Karachi’s rally, Traffic Police has issued the traffic plan for the metropolis, announcing the substitute routes.
Traffic coming through Shahrah-e-Quadeen will not be allowed to go beyond Noorani signal. While the route leading to Numaish from Jamshed Road and Teen Hatti will be closed, commuters will be diverted to the route from Gurumandir to Bahadur Yar Jang Road to the Jail Road flyover to Tariq Road.
The traffic coming from Nazimabad and Teen Hatti will not be allowed to go to Guru Mandir.
Vehicles from University Road will have to turn to their left on Shaheed-e-Millat and traffic coming from Jail Chowrangi will be diverted toward Soldier Bazaar.
People won’t be allowed to take the route from New MA Jinnah Road to Corridor 3.
Buses, minibusses, and heavy vehicles won’t be able to take the route from Nazimabad to Gurumandir, while small cars can take this road. The heavy vehicles will have to take the route from Nishtar Road.
Participants coming from Hyderabad can reach the venue via Water Pump and Liaquatabad, while those coming from Thatta, Malir, and District East reach via PPP Chowrangi after parking their vehicles near Resident Engineer’s office.