Thousands of people gathered for the anti-government rally. People were seen waving the flag of opposition parties and waving slogans.
This is the second power show from the alliance of 11 opposition parties PDM. The first took place in Gujranwala in Lahore.
Heavy contingents of police were deployed along the rally route. According to a statement from the Karachi police, around 3,740 officials have been deployed along with 30 senior officials and 65 deputy superintendents of police to provide rock-solid security, Dawn reported.
About 112 women in charge of the special security unit have also been stationed at various locations and 284 SSU commandos will be present at the scene.
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As several main roads and arteries were blocked due to the rally, Karachi police released alternative traffic routes to facilitate residents.
In addition, 159 staff from the Rapid Reaction Force were also deployed to provide security.
Earlier today, the Pakistan Muslim League Nawazvice-president of (PML-N) MaryamNawaz arrived in Karachi and was met at the airport by a large number of party workers.
Speaking to a private news channel later that evening, Maryam said she was “grateful” for the enthusiastic welcome she had received in Karachi. She visited and paid homage to the Quaid mausoleum. On the way to the room, Maryam said the PML-N story is principled.
The PML-N vice president said that the main aim of the PDM was to restore the sanctity of the mass vote which was “stolen” in the 2018 general election.
“The public is now ahead of us. We (the opposition) have fallen behind in representing the masses but now we have come together at the platform of the PDM,” she said.