PPP finalises arrangements for public gathering at Liaquat Bagh today.


Byline: Israr Ahmad

Rawalpindi -- The PPP city chapter has finalised all the arrangements to hold a mammoth public gathering to be held at Liaquat Bagh to observe 12th death anniversary of slain premier Benazir Bhutto (BB) today (Friday).

The public gathering is to be addressed by PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari while attended by all the party leadership and jiyalas from across the country and even from abroad.

Meanwhile, Rawalpindi police, under the command of City Police Officer (CPO) Muhammad Ahsan Younas, has announced a foolproof security plan to shield the PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and other participants at Liaquat Bagh.

As many as 5,000 well-equipped cops and officers will be deputed around and inside Liaquat Bagh to protect the participants of the rally, informed a senior police officer while talking to The Nation on Thursday. The elite force commandos, Muhafiz Force, ladies police and personnel of Special Branch (SB) of Punjab Police will also assist the local police during security measures, he added.

Similarly, the city traffic police, following the directions of Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Muhammad Bin Ashraf, have also devised a comprehensive traffic plan to facilitate the participants of rally and general public on the roads. 'Some 207 officers and traffic wardens will be deputed in the city to control the traffic rush and to facilitate the participants of rally,' said CTO Muhammad Bin Ashraf.

According to details, PPP city chapter has finalised all the arrangements for the public rally to be held in Liaquat Bagh and for according a warm welcome to Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari upon his arrival in the city. In this regard, the whole venue is decorated with big-sized hoarding boards and banners having portraits of PPP founder Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, former premier BB, ex-President Asif Ali Zardari and Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. All the roads leading to Liaquat Bagh have also been decorated beautifully by the local leaders of PPP.

'No doubt, it will be a massive show by PPP in the history of city,' said PPP City President Babar Sultan Jadoon while talking to The Nation. He said the management has finalised all the arrangements for a successful meeting being held in connection with 12th death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto. He said the rally would be addressed by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at around 4pm at the same place where her mother was martyred by the terrorists on December 27, 2007.

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