‘Caravan-e-Bhutto’ train march reaches Nawabshah, to arrive in Larkana today

NAWABSHAH: The "Caravan-e-Bhutto" train march led by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari reached Nawabshah on Wednesday on its way to its destination of Larkana.

The PPP chairman was warmly welcomed by party workers at Nawabshah Railway Station. The “Caravan-e-Bhutto” which kicked off on Tuesday from Karachi's Cantt Station saw many senior PPP leaders join Bilawal as he makes his way to Larkana to attend the 40th death anniversary of the party founder Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

Addressing party workers from the compartment of his train on Tuesday, the PPP chairman said the late former premier and party founder Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto sacrificed his life but did not take a U-turn.

Activists of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) throw rose petals to a train carrying party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari during the start of his anti-government train march in Karachi on March 26, 2019. Photo: AFP

Upon reaching Kotri Station, the PPP chairman alleged that the rulers of the country were conspiring through "NAB Gardi", adding that the anti-graft body was formed to help run "selected governments".

"We have seen Zia's dictatorship, we are not scared of this government," he said. Bilawal later paid a tribute to Bhutto by reciting a poem in his honour.

The march

Pakistan Peoples Party's train march against the federal government kicked off from Karachi's Cantt Station on Tuesday under the leadership of party chairman Bilawal.
Activists of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) wait for party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari before the start of an anti-government train march, in Karachi on March 26, 2019. Photo: AFP
Titled as "Caravan-e-Bhutto", the special train of the Pakistan Railways will reach its final stop, Larkana, today. The train will stop at various locations, including Landhi, Kothri, Hyderabad. Shahdad Pur and Nawabshah among others. The train was booked at a cost of approximately Rs1.5 million and includes 14 bogies and has facilities such as air-conditioned sleepers, a luxury salon which includes a kitchen and a meeting room. Eight economy class bogies and two bogies for guards are also part of the caravan.

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