Long March: Dr. Tahirul Qadri long march enters Federal Capital - Pakistan News Digest

Long March: Dr. Tahirul Qadri long march enters Federal Capital

Islamabad: The long march led by Tehrik Minhajul Quran (TMQ) leader Dr. Tahirul Qadri has entered Federal Capital on Monday evening with large number of people with them. Number of people included women and children were already gathered at Blue Area.

As per details, the capital government has agreed to let Qadri into the federal capital and Rs.50 million were released to ensure security of the rally. Mobile phone services were suspended in twin cities amid security fears. Earlier, the long march took off from Kharian, district Lalamusa towards Islamabad after a brief stop to offer the morning prayers.

The prayer was followed by breakfast, after which the TMQ chief addressed the participants and the media before resumption of the march. Meanwhile some participants of the long march have started trickling into Islamabad.

Thousands of participants had already joined the march along the GT road carrying edibles and fuel supplies. Meanwhile, five hundred TMQ volunteers erected a stage using eight 20 foot containers at noon on Monday in the capital. A total of 15,000 TMQ volunteers were performing security duties along with personnel deployed by the state.


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