The newly deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is all set to embark on his journey to Lahore via GT Road today, but he has asked his daughter Maryam Nawaz not to accompany him.
The journey is expected to take three days to complete as Pakistan Muslim League – N is determined to show its might by holding rallies along the way. Thousands of supporters are expected to turn up for the momentous journey and security situation will also be a concern.
Keeping these things in mind, Sharif sent Maryam and his wife Kulsoom Nawaz to Lahore from Islamabad a day earlier.
However, before leaving, Maryam took to twitter, praying for her father’s safety and security.
“Abu [Nawaz Sharif] seeing off as we leave for Lahore…. Entrusted my beloved to Allah… May Allah protection him from all evils,” Maryam tweeted on Tuesday.
Respecting her father’s decision of not taking her along, Maryam said she wanted to join him but he refused. “His [Nawaz’s] word is the last for me.”
Initially Sharif was supposed to travel via the M2 Motorway for his ‘homecoming’ rally, but the decision to take the GT Road was a political one so that the nation knows that PML – N supporters are still with their deposed PM.
According to interior ministry sources, Sharif will only be allowed to leave his vehicle after security clearance. He will be travelling in a bullet proof vehicle and address his supporters in different cities along the way. Snipes will be deployed on rooftops along the rally’s route and Section 144 will also be imposed so that any sort of threat can be avoided.