Canada-based Pakistani cleric leads an estimated 7,000 protesters from Lahore to Islamabad to demand electoral reforms.
Allama Dr Tahirul Qadri, Cheif of Tehrik-i-Minhajul Quran (TMQ) began the long March a day earlier urging masses across the country to join him in the noble cause.
The caravan, comprising all sorts of vehicles including cars, buses and motorcycles, began its journey from Model Town, Lahore and reached Gujrat last night after after moving through Faisal Town, Kenal road, Railway Station, Minar-e-Pakistan, Shahdarra and Muridke.
Strict security arrangements were put in place by the administration with thousands of security personnel stationed along the long-march’s route.
Emergency alert has also been issued at all the government hospitals where holidays of the staff have also been cancelled to deal with any eventuality.
“It is a march for democracy, it is a march against looters and plunderers ruling in Islamabad and Lahore, it is a march against the evil forces, it is a march against those exploiting poor people, it is a march against the oppressors, the corrupts and the persecutors of the weak and poor Insh`Allah be wiped out forever,” said Qadri prior to departing for the march.
“It is a march to topple Yazeedi Empire, I declare the march as a democracy march,” it is a march for the people sobbing in Quetta with over hundred bodies, Qadri said.
It is assumed that Long-march will continue sans break.