Preparations for PML-N’s Minar-e-Pakistan jalsa enter final phase
Preparations for a public meeting at Minar-e-Pakistan to welcome Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif on his return to the country have entered the final phase.
According to the PML-N sources, an 80-foot-wide and 40-foot-high stage has been set up at Minar-e-Pakistan.
A bulletproof cabin has also been installed on the stage for Nawaz Sharif to deliver a speech in the public meeting.
Separate enclaves of the national and provincial assembly constituencies have been created.
The ticket holders, along with their respective constituency workers, will be present in a designated enclave at the venue.
A parking plan has also been devised for the caravans coming to the venue.
The caravans coming from Multan Road and Ferozepur Road will be provided with a place for parking near Taxali Gate.
At least 30 coordinators have been appointed to maintain the sound system, lights, stage, and parking.
As many as 3,500 to 5,500 chairs will be installed in each enclave in the venue.
Walk-through gates will also be installed at the entry points of the public meeting.
Earlier, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday approved former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s protective bail in Al-Azizia and Avenfield references until October 24 and cleared the way for him to return to Pakistan.
A two-member IHC bench, comprising Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb, pronounced the verdict.
The court directed the authorities not to arrest the PML-N supremo at the airport.
“Action will be taken if Nawaz Sharif does appear before the court by October 24,” the court warned.
The big relief came before Nawaz Sharif’s impending arrival on October 21 in Islamabad.
The lawyers for Nawaz Sharif, including former law minister Azam Nazir Tarar and Amjad Pervaiz, appeared before the court.
The prosecutors of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rana Maqsood, Qureshi and Naeem Sanghera were also present on the occasion.
“The court had previously granted protective bail to individuals declared absconders but willing to surrender before the court,” Nawaz Sharif’s lawyer Amjad Pervaiz argued before the court.
“The NAB has no objection to Nawaz Sharif’s bail,” NAB prosecutor Naeem Sanghera informed the IHC.
“These instructions have come from the NAB prosecutor general,” he added.