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Vital Sunday: PTI, PSP and JI gear up for rallies

Vital Sunday: PTI, PSP and  JI gear up for rallies

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: This Sunday will be an important one for the country, as three major political parties get ready for public gatherings.
Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pak Sarzameen Party will demonstrate their political strength at their rallies and public meetings on Sunday. PTI Chairman Imran Khan will address his supporters in what is touted as a massive rally at Islamabad’s F-9 park.
Separately, the newly formed Pak Sarzameen Party will hold its first public gathering at Bagh-e-Jinnah on Sunday. Former Karachi mayor Syed Mustafa Kamal, Anees Qaimkhani, Raza Haroon and Dr Sagheer Ahmad will address their supporters at Bagh-e-Jinnah.
Also, the JI will take out a protest rally as part of its countrywide anti-corruption movement today. Various representatives of political parties will take part in this movement. Imran Khan addressed a press conference earlier in the day and stated that he would take to the street if the government does not form a commission, which is acceptable to all opposition parties.
For Mustafa Kamal and his PSP comrades, Sunday’s rally is a crucial one since it is the first time that Pak Sarzameen Party’s popularity will be judged. The party has taken on MQM ever since Mustafa Kamal and Anees Qaimkhani addressed their first press conference on March 3. In a related development, Kamal pulled two more leaders of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) into his fledgling party, a day before his party’s first public gathering in former’s stronghold of Jinnah Ground.
Talking to the media flanked by new members at PSP’s family festival at Jinnah Ground, Kamal said he was keen to end the reign of target killings in the metropolis and work for tranquility.
The two leaders, Saif Yar Khan and Attaullah Kurd, were former members of the MQM’s coordination committee. The move came a day after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Syed Hafeezuddin joined the Kamal’s political bandwagon, being the first MPA from any other party than MQM to have joined the PSP.
The PSP was formed by Kamal on his return to Pakistan from self-imposed exile on March 3. Immediately after his return to the country, the former MQM senator launched a blistering attack on MQM chief Altaf Hussain and challenged the ‘iron grip’ of the MQM on the city. 

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