Maryam, Bilawal, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Mohsin Dawar, Mahmood Khan Achakzai have arrived.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman has reached Karachi, met Bilawal Bhutto at Bilawal House. Maryam is expected to join them there and then they will head to the jalsa.
Bilawal is expected to speak first, followed by Maryam and then Maulana Fazlur Rehman.
Maryam Nawaz was at Avari Towers as of 6:30pm and is expected to leave shortly for the venue.
Mian Nawaz Sharif will not be addressing the rally in Karachi, PML-N’s spokesperson Muhammad Zubair tells Roohan Ahmed of SAMAA Digital.
People are entering Karachi from the rest of Sindh and arriving at Jinnah Bagh. Provincial leaders are arriving at Bagh-e-Jinnah. As of 6pm there was no sign of Maulana Fazal, Bilawal Bhutto and Maryam Nawaz.
PPP leaders are also posting pictures and videos of caravans of people arriving for the rally. Saeed Ghani is asking people to wear face masks. PPP workers are distributing them. The first PDM jalsa, in Gujranwala, was severely critisized for not being able to enforce SOPs.
The PML-N’s Maryam Nawaz is in Karachi and headed straight to the Jinnah Bagh from the airport. She is accompanied by Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Marriyum Aurangzeb and other party leaders.
She visited the Quaid’s Mausoleum and paid respects there. On her way to the venue
“Quaid-e-Azam had said that governments should come and go through votes,” she said, adding that she was overwhelmed by the love she received in the city.
JUI-F chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman has also reached Karachi. He met former president Asif Ali Zardari at Ziauddin Hospital to check up on his health and discussed multiple political matters with him.