Despite the continual rainfalls in different parts of the province, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has expressed high hopes from his scheduled Quetta rally.
While speaking to the media, the cricket-turned politician said that the PTI leadership will explain the security situation in Balochistan and how it could be improved.
About the erratic downpour, Imran Khan claimed that the leadership will offer thanks to Allah for the rainfall. He observed, “We will, for sure, get drenched and will do that in front of the rally”.
The PTI chief said that he was happy that the people of Balochistan were planning on taking part in the rally and that no other political party had dared to gather such a crowd in the troubled Balochistan.
He tweeted, “Raining since last night but with the support & enthusiasm of people here, we will never let them down & will be with them Inshallah!”
The rally, which was initially planned at the Ayub Stadium, has a capacity of roughly 100,000 people. However, it was shifted to an adjacent ground at Quetta’s hockey stadium due to heavy downpour.
According to officials, the new venue has a capacity between 60,000 and 70,000 people and organisers are considering over plans to extend it by removing a back wall.
The PTI’s leadership for the past few months has been engaged in and around Quetta trying their greatest to attract the Nawabs, Sardars, nationalist and religious leaders in preparation for their upcoming rally in the metropolis city of Quetta.
Hitherto, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has only mustered former Capital City Police officer Humayun Jogezai and a few tribal elders from Kuchlak, near Quetta, from Balochistan.
According to some media reports, Nawabzada Lashkari Raisani is likely to join Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and he may announce his joining during the today’s rally.
The last political show was held four years back when Akhtar Mengal was accorded a rousing welcome in Balochistan’s capital city upon release from jail.