Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf azadi march is still far away from its destination of capital city of Islamabad as it is passing the city of Gujrat. Imran Khan has asked his supporters to reach Islamabad as soon as possible after Azadi march was attacked by supporters of the ruling party Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) in Gujranwala.
It is expected that Imran Khan will reach Islamabad by 9:00PM on August 15. The azadi march is now moving at much faster speed compared to the first day on which it took about 28 hours to reach from Lahore to Gujranwala.
There were reports of firing on the azadi march in Gujranwala, however, those claims could not be verified. However, Nawaz league workers threw stones on the participants of the azadi march injuring many. Police was able to control the situation as Imran Khan also asked his supporters to remain calm. However, PTI workers also retaliated by throwing stones on the Nawaz league workers.
Javed Hashmi also reportedly came out of vehicle and asked the Nawaz league workers to stop throwing stones and stop the violence.
It is pouring in Rawalpindi and Islamabad and weather is heavily overcast. PTI workers who are already gathered to join the Azadi march enjoying the rain. There is forecast of heavy rain for the next three days.
Most of the foreign countries including United States, United Kingdom, Europe have issued travel advisory to their citizens not to travel to Pakistan due to the security and political situation in the country.
Even the diplomatic staff of the countries have been instructed to move to Karachi if situation in the Pakistan capital becomes volatile due to the Azadi march and inqilab march.