‘Biggest Jalsa in Pakistan’s history’
Islamabad: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf workers and supporters are convinced that they just held the “biggest jalsa in Pakistan’s history” in Islamabad’s Parade Ground on Sunday.
The rally was held days after opposition parties moved a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.
While there is no doubt that the former cricket hero is the biggest crowd puller among the Pakistani politicians, his party’s claim about the number of people who attended the rally have been contradicted by independent sources.
According to map checking service, Islamabad’s Parade Ground could host not more than 112,000 people at maximum.
Quoting ISI’s headcount, a journalist known as PTI opponent, said 24,000 to 26,000 people were present inside the ground. He said Intelligence Bureau put the number at 15,000 while Special Branch said it was 20,000.
Other commentators said the rally was smaller than PTI’s Minar-e-Pakistan Jalsa.