On Wednesday, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chose to postpone the long march into Islamabad by two days, citing security concerns.
Reports stated that the decision to postpone the long march for two days was reached during a meeting presided over by PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif. The long march will now begin on March 26 in Lahore and end on March 27 in Islamabad, with the final destination being Islamabad.
This issue will be decided during a meeting of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), which is slated to take place today at the residence of Maulana Fazlur Rehman, in Islamabad.
According to a schedule previously issued by the PML-N, the long march was supposed to leave Lahore on March 24 with a caravan led by Hamza Shahbaz and Maryam Nawaz as its starting point. The caravan was slated to arrive in Jhelum on March 25 from Gujranwala, and after spending the night in Gujranwala, it was scheduled to arrive in Rawalpindi on March 26.
After departing for Islamabad on March 27 with Hamza Shahbaz and Maryam Nawaz in tow, the PML-N caravan is expected to remain in Islamabad for at least two days.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, on the other hand, has announced that a large rally would be held on March 27 in Islamabad, in which he claims that one million people will take part.