Then Imran's long march was postponed, supporters blocked the road
PTI's 'Hakiki Azadi' march will resume from Wazirabad on Thursday. This is the third time that PTI has announced a new date for the start of March. PTI Vice President Shah Mehmood Qureshi says that registering an FIR against the Wazirabad incident is the top priority of PTI.
Thursday's march is expected to resume from the city's Kachari Chowk, which is just a few yards from the site of the attack, instead of Zafar Ali Khan Chowk, the site of the attack on PTI chairman Imran Khan. Where Imran Khan's container stood, it was declared a crime scene and security agencies are surrounded by it. Therefore, now there will be a public meeting at Kachari Chowk on Wazirabad-Sialkot road. A new container is being prepared under the supervision of senior party leaders to lead the march.
Earlier this March was announced to start on November 9. Meanwhile, PTI supporters continued to stage a sit-in. PTI leader Fayaz-ul-Hasan Chauhan said that workers can assemble anywhere on one voice of their leader. He said that Imran Khan continued his struggle even after being shot and did not flee to London like Nawaz Sharif on the pretext of taking platelets. PTI supporters blocked the roads by burning tires in many places including Rawalpindi. The police also fired tear gas. Meanwhile, according to sources, Imran Khan has asked the party to end the protests in all places except Islamabad.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday wrote another letter to Chief Justice of Pakistan Omar Ata Bandiyal, requesting the formation of a judicial commission to probe the attempted assassination of PTI chairman Imran Khan. The Prime Minister, in his letter, has asked the CJP to form a judicial commission that would include all the judges of the Supreme Court. The commission may investigate which law enforcement agencies were responsible for providing security to the convoy; Whether security protocols and other standard operating procedures were implemented to protect the convoy and whether protocols were followed.
PTI chairman Imran Khan termed the First Information Report (FIR) on the Wazirabad incident as "ridiculous" and said he would present his case through his lawyers. Imran reiterated his demand for an independent inquiry into the Wazirabad attack. There is no mention of PM Shahbaz Sharif, Home Minister Sanaullah and Major General Faisal Naseer in the FIR. PTI leader Asad Umar has said that the party has evidence of the alleged involvement of three people named by Imran in the Wazirabad attack. Whenever a commission is constituted to probe the matter, we will place it before the Supreme Court.
According to a survey conducted by the Institute for Public Opinion Research, 59% of the survey respondents voted against PTI's Long. Meanwhile, 32% of the respondents supported the Long March. 45 percent of people said that PTI should take their protest to the National Assembly instead of protesting on the streets. 38 percent said that PTI would not benefit from the march, while 35 percent expressed confidence in the long march.