Apr 19

Rainy weather hits Quetta as PTI plans big show

ISLAMABAD:
As Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) prepares for a big show in Quetta, it seems that rainy weather may hamper its efforts of drawing a huge crowd, the likes of which were seen in Lahore and Karachi.PTI imran khanPTI leaders in Quetta were putting in all their efforts to attract a huge crowd at the public gathering which was scheduled to be held at Ayub Stadium on April 20.

Organisers were compelled to change the venue due to the rain and will now be hosting the rally at Quetta’s hockey stadium.

The party’s top leadership remains optimistic of their success as there have been no huge public gatherings held in or around Quetta since 2008 due to the deteriorating law and order situation in the province.

PTI Vice President Balochistan Humayun Barkwal said that despite the law and order situation, many tribal notables will be attending the rally.

To make the show ‘historic’, local PTI leaders have approached the people and urged them to participate in the rally.

PTI Information Secretary Shafqat Mehmood met Chief Secretary Balochistan and Commissioner Quetta to discuss security arrangements for the rally.

Frontier Constabulary and local police will be deputed on the occasion.