RAWALPINDI: Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) took out a rally from Liaquat Bagh to Faizabad Interchange in connection with the Independence Day on Saturday.

TLP chief Allama Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi led the ‘Nazriya-i-Pakistan’rally, which was also participated by Qazi Mehmood Awani, Sahibzada Hafiz Anas Hussain Rizvi, TLP Punjab emir Allama Pir Syed Inayatul Haq Sultanpuri, Allama Dr Shafqiue Amini, Allama Ghulam Abbas Faizi, Allama Farooqul Hassan Qadri.

Addressing the gathering at Faizabad Interchange, the TLP chief said Pakistan came into being on the basis of the two-nation theory and the struggle of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah would not go waste.

He said TLP would render any kind of sacrifice to defend the motherland. “TLP will shield the two-nation theory at any cost,” he said.

He said the defence of Pakistan was in the hands of very brave armed forces and no one would be allowed to divide the country.

“We are standing with the armed forces and will defend every inch of Pakistan,” he added.

Commenting over the issue of India-held Kashmir, Allama Saad Rizvi said Kashmir was the jugular vein of Pakistan and the United Nations and India should accept Kashmiris’ right to self-determination.

He also said the monsoon rains played havoc in many parts of the country while the rulers and politicians were busy sending their opponents to jails instead of rescuing the flood victims.

Police had made tight security arrangements during the rally. Roads leading to Faizabad Interchange were closed and traffic diverted to alternative routes.

Published in Dawn, August 14th, 2022

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