ISLAMABAD: Anticipating Nawaz Sharif’s journey to Lahore historic, Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leaders go into huddle to devise a plan for the party supremo’s travel at Punjab House here, ARY News reported on Monday.
According to sources, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will travel from Islamabad to Lahore in a cavalcade on Wednesday via the historic Grand Trunk (GT) Road.
A bulletproof container is to be used for his travel that will be equipped with different kinds of jammers including the devices that will jam radio frequencies and sense the Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), sources said.
All arrangements have been finalised with regard to Sharif’s Lahore visit.
Early today, the former PM chaired a party meeting which was attended by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Pervaiz Rasheed, Irfan Siddiqui, and Barrister Zafarullah.
During the meeting, matters pertaining to ongoing political issues and Sharif’s journey were discussed.
As per arrangements, a bomb disposal squad would be present on the route for screening before the arrival of the caravan while PML-N workers will surround Nawaz’s vehicle throughout.
Meanwhile traffic police have been ordered to devise a plan for alternative routes to avoid any inconvenience to the masses, ensuring smooth flow of traffic.
Sharif has announced to embark on a road trip to Lahore after he recently arrived in Islamabad from Murree. Soon after getting disqualified by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, he had moved to Murree where he chaired several key meeting with regard to political issues and other consultative meetings.
The opposition parties are viewing Sharif’s plan to travel in caravan as part of his political campaign to garner support for himself and call Supreme Court’s disqualification judgment into question after his ouster.
As per plan, Nawaz Sharif will first reach D-Chowk from Punjab House along with his convoy. The caravan will then head towards Faizabaad through Blue Area and Zero Point. It will enter Rawalpindi via Murree Road and then head towards Lahore via the GT Road from Rawat.
During his journey, Nawaz Sharif will also visit Data Darbar in Lahore.