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PTI to hold public meeting in Sehwan today

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HYDERABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is to hold a much-anticipated public meeting today (Sunday) in Sehwan after receiving permission for the venue from the Sindh government.

The party is to hold the public rally at Lal Bagh, two kilometres from the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, in Sehwan.

Besides Khan, PTI vice chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi, secretary general Jahangir Tareen, former Sindh chief minister Liaquat Ali Jatoi, former federal minister Sardar Yar Mohammad Rind and Arif Alvi are expected to address the public meeting.

In an apparent move to garner support for the upcoming general elections in 2018, the PTI leaders have accelerated their activism in the interior Sindh lately.

PTI chief Imran Khan on Saturday stressed that the people of Sindh needed a change more than anything else.

In a brief video massage, Khan said that he would announce a plan in connection with tackling the lingering issues in the province, including poverty and unemployment

He said there is lawlessness in the province, where the weak is being oppressed by an influential. “Small growers are deprived of water for agricultural use,” he added.

Last week, Dr Arif Alvi – senior party leader – had visited Sehwan to supervise the arrangements for the event.

On his arrival at Sehwan, the PTI leader complained that the provincial government was not cooperating and employing delaying tactics. However, he said the party would succeed in organising the public rally by circumventing all the hurdles placed in its path.

In August, the party had held a successful public meeting in Sukkur.

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