PPP to flex political muscles in MQM’s stronghold today
KARACHI: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is set to hold today a public meeting in Liaquatabad, the stronghold of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), nearly 44 years after its last political show in the city’s neighbourhood.
The rally will start at 4:00 pm in Federal Capital Area’s Tanki Ground where 30,000 chairs have been placed with 120 feet long and 40 feet wide stage set up for senior party leadership to address the participants.
The venue and its surrounding areas have been decorated with party flags and portraits of PPP leaders.
Strict security arrangements have been put in place with 2, 000 security personnel deployed in the vicinity and along major roads leading to the venue.
Besides, one SSP, five SPs and ten DSPs will supervise overall security arrangements for the rally.
It was in 1974 when PPP founder and former prime minister Zulifkar Ali Bhutto addressed a mammoth gathering in Liaquatabad.