Imran pays visit to Data Darbar, offers prayers


LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan along with senior PTI leaders, followers, supporters, and lovers forming a huge rally on Tuesday, paid visit to Data Darbar and offered prayers for solidarity and prosperity of Pakistan.
The PTI rally was taken out with thousands of workers, including a large number of youngsters and women. PTI Lahore President Abdual Aleem Khan, MPA Mian Aslam Iqbal and other provincial leaders were also present.
The PTI rally started from Zaman Park residence of Imran Khan at 6:45 pm and reached Data Darbar peacefully after around 1-hour and 20-minute journey.  
Participants were holding PTI flags, banners and chanted slogans in the favour of Imran Khan. Party workers were dancing to the beats of drums and tunes of national and party songs.
On the arrival of Imran Khan at Data Darbar, PTI workers were seen very energetic and zealous. They showered rose petals on Imran Khan and accorded him a warm welcom. However, due to security reason, Imran did not come out of the vehicle and on his behalf, other leaders came out and responded to enthusiasm shown by charged workers. 
The Data Darbar administration and police did not allow workers to enter the shrine premises again due to security reasons. Imran and other leaders offered prayer amid special security arrangements by the city police.
Talking to Daily Times, PTI supporter Umer Sheikh said that he has come from another city especially to participate in the Azadi March on the call of Imran Khan. 
He said that his leader took a good decision to visit Data Darbar before starting the march towards Islamabad. He also said that PTI has shown its strength by arranging this rally.
On the other hand, PTI Punjab has issued a condemnation declaration in the evening against arrests and political victimisation by the Punjab Police on the directive of provincial government.
On the other hand, the PTI Punjab has issued a condemnation declaration in the evening against arrests of its workers and political victimisation by the Punjab Police on the directive of provincial government. In the declaration, the party has strongly condemned the PML-N government and police for arresting its workers to stop them to participating in the Azadi March.
It is also claimed in the declaration that the police have arrested over 1,500 PTI workers while raids at residences of different leaders were also being held. 
The declaration said that PTI workers have been arrested from different districts, including Narowal, Sialkot, Attock, Gujrat, Multan, Mandi Bahauddin, Gujranwala, Khushab, Mianwali, Sargodha, Muzafargarh, Rajanpur, Chiniot, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Pakpatan, and Dera Ghazi Khan.

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