Maryam Aurangzeb said that Imran sahab, helmet pehen kay public main jaya karain, log marain gay. He has now gone in Islamabad and Peshawar.
Meanwhile Shahbaz Sharif got booed out of a Ramzan bazar in Lahore.
On another note, government now propelling Mishal Malik on a presser with her daughter, who didn't say anything regarding the sentencing of Yasin Malik or Indian high handedness or anything regarding Pakistani government, but only asked IK to postpone his jalsa.
In my opinion, IK should have led the march from Lahore, not Peshawar.
He would come from Peshawar and KP and enter Islamabad.
But the people from Punjab would be stopped by the full force of Punjab Police. If IK was leading that march in Punjab, stopping that and manhandling an IK led rally, or stopping it, or employing force against a rally with IK present, would be much more damaging for the govt and would be a great political victory for IK and make him stronger.
This is why I think he should have led the Punjab rally, as that has much greater chances of being stopped. If IK was in Lahore and is stopped or arrested, then that would increase the rally support ten folds. It was a win win either way.
What I get from the interviews of PTI leaders today that they are little disappointed that pmln has decided to stay on. They were expecting PMLN to dissolve the assemblies in the last 2-3 days including today. If pmln manages to get a good deal from IMF than they will try to prolong their stay. Also there is a news ticker right now that COAS has phoned MBS probably asking immediate Saudia financial help.
I think Zardari has managed to convince Chaudry Shujhaat to keep on supporting Shahbaz Sharif with his two seats. Zardari visit to Chaudry Shujhaat home 2 days back was important.
Long march is good but it will not pressurize govt enough to dissolve the NA. PTI should more focus on bringing vote of confidence move for SS for that they need pmlq support along with 1-2 MNAs from anywhere.