Nawaz to land at Lahore Airport at 4 p.m. todayNovember 25th, 2007 - 1:26 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Nov 25 (ANI): Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be landing at the Lahore Airport at 4 p.m. today, PML-N sources have said.
The twice-exiled former premier will be using a special plane of Saudi King Abdullah when he, along with his wife Kulsoom Nawaz, former Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and other family members, will leave for Pakistan from Saudi Arabia.
Immediately after landing at the Lahore Airport, Sharif will be taken to Data Sahibs shrine through Saddar Bazaar, Dharampura, Garhi Shahu, Laxmi Chowk, Gowalmandi, and Circular Road.
After offering prayers at the shrine, he will leave for his Raiwind residence.
Nawaz Sharifs spokesman Zaeem Qadri said that the former Prime Minister would address a public meeting at Bhati Gate. However, the party has not sought official permission for the purpose.
He said that the party had not sought any official security cover for Sharif. The government had been told: “As we are threatened by none, there is no need for any security blanket.”
Qadri said that the party had mobilised workers belonging to the Lahore division. However, activists from other areas and provinces were also coming to welcome their leader.
The PML-N chairman, Raja Zafarul Haq, acting president Javed Hashmi, Nisar Ali Khan and leaders from other provinces started pouring into the city.
Sources in the Punjab Government indicated that PML-N workers might not be allowed to enter the airport because of security concerns.
A source based in Jeddah said Sharifs adviser, Brigadier (retired) Niaz, was in touch with the authorities in Islamabad to assure them that the partys show would remain peaceful. (ANI)