PPP Co-Chairman Asif Zardari will land at Karachi’s old Jinnah terminal on Friday afternoon, PPP leader Nisar Khuhro said during a press conference Thursday.
The former president is returning to Pakistan after abruptly leaving the country last year following a hard-hitting speech in which he lashed out at the military establishment for overstepping its domain.
Sources at Bilawal House told Dawn.com that the PPP leader is expected to land around 2:30-3:30pm after Friday prayers.
Zardari will address a rally outside the old Jinnah terminal, Khuhro said. Arrangements have been made to ensure the smooth flow of traffic due to the rally, Khuhro said, adding that about 1,000 volunteers have been recruited to direct traffic as the rally is expected to stretch from Stargate to the old Jinnah terminal.
Reports circulating claim the former president will be airlifted to Bilawal House, but Bilawal House sources said he will decide whether he wants to go make his way to the family’s home in Karachi by road or by helicopter.
Bilawal House Spokesman Aijaz Durrani said Asif Zardari will leave for Larkana in the coming days for the death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto on Dec 27.