Islamabad police bars hotels, guest houses from providing rooms to march participants
Islamabad police barred hotels and guest houses in the Islamabad from providing rooms to PTI’s long march participants once they reach the city, it emerged today.
The police have informed that, there will be checking of hotels and guesthouses on a daily basis, and strict action will be taken if a hotel room is given to a person participating in the long march.
The Islamabad administration has also refused to give NOC to PTI for the long march, and while issuing a letter wrote that NOC violations have been committed in the past, PTI should give a satisfactory explanation in this regard.
Ealier, PTI Chairman Imran Khan kicked off the most-hyped Haqiqi Azadi March against the alleged ‘imported government’ from Lahore’s Liberty Chowk saying, “The time has come to start the journey for ‘haqiqi azadi’ (real freedom).
In his first interaction with Long March attendees, PTI Chairman Imran Khan while referring to joint press conference of military’s top brass said that DG ISI’s press conference was more political than Awami Muslim League’s (AML) leader Sheikh Rasheed.
PTI Chief Imran Khan at the end of the first day of Haqiqi Azadi March announced that the long march would resume its journey towards the Islamabad at 12pm from Shahdara, outside Lahore.
In his address at the end of first day Khan stressed that one should not bow down to any kind of idol including fear and money, adding that, “we should all promise that we will not let Arshad Sharif’s sacrifice go to waste.”
The PTI chief reiterated his stance, saying the long march was neither for politics nor was it a regular movement. Instead, it is a “jihad” for real freedom, he stressed.