Convoys of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PML-N), the opposition alliance’s main party, have begun leaving for Islamabad amid rising political tensions.
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) convoys have entered Punjab from Sindh and will travel through Punjab to Islamabad, where they will be met by opposition activists.
Local PML-N leaders have been directed to gather supporters and travel to the Model Town office to join the central caravan led by Hamza and Maryam, while banners and posters in support of the long march have been hung all over Lahore.
Maryam Aurangzeb, a spokesperson for the PML-N, urged people to join the long march and said the country should stand with the opposition at this critical time. This will be a vote of no confidence in the government.
Meanwhile, the Islamabad local administration has issued show cause notices to JUI-F organisers for violating the NOC before a public meeting in Islamabad.