Around 2 PM, the time given by using Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief, not a single leader of PTI had arrived and there were barely 200 to 300 supporters of PTI present. The crowd began pouring round 7 PM and it was once estimated to be around one lakh by way of detailed observers.
However, in keeping with the specified department, there were roughly 17,000 people there.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Minister Pervaiz Khattak entered Islamabad with a convoy of around 500 automobiles. Authorities claimed that on their method out, the participants didn’t pay toll tax as they whirled past the Islamabad toll plaza.
Asad Umer submitted an affidavit to Islamabad Capital Administration on behalf of PTI promising that Yaum-e-Tashakur rally will be concluded with the aid of 10 PM. Paradoxically, Imran Khan started his speech on 10:02 PM. PTI MNA from Islamabad also agreed to now not raise any slogans against Pakistan and the state. He further agreed that no effigy of any political chief can be burnt; interior protection of the venue shall be the accountability of the organisers. “within the case of violation of any of the above phrases and stipulations, the organisers will probably be responsible to face authorized court cases and NOC shall robotically stand cancelled,” it concluded.
DJ Wali Son from Sahil was supplying the sound programs for the Yaum-e-Tashakur. As many as four hundred speakers were placed in and around the parade ground. “we’re here to provide the song and sound process. We have now a staff of four hundred who’ll make sure that all of the gear is up and walking,” said an employee of DJ Wali Son. The offerings of DJ Butt had been terminated after a dispute over exquisite payments from 2014 dharna in Islamabad.
Two teams of bomb disposal squad (BDS) were reward on the venue to thrust back any emergency. Army helicopters made surveillance rounds over the Parade floor
“We predict a gathering comprising of 1000’s of people and have taken right steps to make sure protection and safety of those participating in at present’s gathering,” said further District Commissioner, Abdul.Sattar Aisani, whilst talking to Pakistan at present. He stated 5,000 police and FC personnel have been deployed in and across the Parade floor.
“now we have given 30 years of our lifestyles to PML-N, but we bought nothing. Our houses are nonetheless with out electricity, no road results in our village. In Imran Khan, we’ve located a saviour and some thing he’ll say, we’ll be available for him,” said Zafeer Malik, a participant and resident of Nathiagali, Murree.
Now not a single walkthrough gate set up at entry features used to be functional and police personnel have been frisking the individuals via hand. When contacted, authorities mentioned that they’ll be connected to the turbines and, meanwhile, no one could be allowed to enter the venue without a thorough checking.
Hundreds of thousands of police personnel have been deployed on Faizabad, Murree street and close Ashraf Mosque Chowk. Roads leading to crimson-Zone, Islamabad membership, Serena and NADRA place of job had been also heavily guarded.
The administration had decided to not send FC personnel again despite the fact that the PTI went back on its lockdown. Sources said that FC personnel might be sent again after the conclusion of Yaum-e-Tashakur on November three.
Minor scuffles broke all day lengthy as Imran Tiger force (ITF) – a PTI formative years faction in charge for security round Imran Khan’s container – strived to maintain PTI staff from mountain climbing up the container.
The rally site attracted providers promoting water bottles, snacks, selfie sticks and PTI merchandise of caps and shawls.
Local executive leaders of PTI, together with chairmen, vice chairmen and participants were additionally denied entry by way of ITF volunteers, as they denied them entry citing that container is for top leadership best.
PTI’s Imran Tiger drive began ushering female workers out, while Khan was giving his speech as a approach to counter any possibility of stampede.