Nawaz Sharif to leave for Lahore via GT Road: Asif Kirmani

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 8 (APP): Former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz
Sharif will leave for Lahore at 9 am on Wednesday via Grand Trunk
(GT) Road leading a public rally, Senator Asif Saeed Kirmani
said Tuesday.
Talking to media persons, he said the Pakistan Muslim
League-Nawaz (PML-N) supporters were eagerly waiting to welcome
their leader Nawaz Sharif.
Kirmani said there was no change in the programme of the
former prime minister. The people of Pakistan would provide security
to Nawaz Sharif, he added.
Pakistan was passing through a critical situation, he said,
adding that Nawaz Sharif always accepted the decision of the people.
According to Islamabad police, 2,500 personnel will be deployed
from Punjab House, Islamabad where Nawaz Sharif is currently residing
to Faizabad to ensure security of the rally participants.
Some 1,200 personnel will protect former Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.
All roads connected to the route of the rally will be closed for
traffic while metro bus in Rawalpindi and Islamabad will also be
closed.
Police personnel will be deployed on buildings of Blue Area.
Islamabad police will be responsible for all arrangements for
providing security to the rally from Punjab House to Faizabad.
District Police Officer Jhelum has also issued a security
plan for the rally.