KARACHI: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) led by Maulana Fazlur Rehman has announced to hold a public gathering in Karachi on May 19.
JUI-F spokesperson Maulana Rashid Mahmood Soomro announced that the party will hold a public gathering at Mazar-e-Quaid ground. He instructed JUI-F leaders to start preparations for the upcoming rally, claiming that they will break record of all other public rallies in Karachi.
The announcement came after Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) announced to launch full-fledged public campaign from May 15.
Sindh minister Saeed Ghani said he PPP will organise a massive public rally in Karachi on May 15 which will be addressed by PPP Chairman and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
He further said that venue for the rally would be announced later. He added that PPP wanted to host a reception rally for Bilawal last month but the party postponed it due to several reasons.
The PML-N had also announced seven rallies in Punjab this month. The rallies will be held in Swabi on May 11, Gujrat on May 15, Sargodha on May 20, Okara May on 23 and Bahawalpur on May 28, whereas, the party has held two rallies in Fateh Jang city and Shangla.
Earlier PTI Chairman Imran Khan had announced to address 14 public gatherings in two weeks. On Friday May 6, he held a massive rally in his hometown Mianwali where he announced to give call for long march to Islamabad any time after May 20.
Imran Khan addressed Overseas Pakistanis on Saturday May 7 simultaneously in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin, France, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Germany, and Switzerland.
The upcoming public gatherings will be in Jhelum on May 10, Attock on May 12, Mardan on May 13, Sialkot on May 14, Faisalabad on May 15, Swabi on May 16, Kohat on May 17, Chakwal on May 19 and Multan on May 20. He will address two separate conventions of lawyers and ulema in Lahore on May 18.