LAHORE - PTI has set a target of gathering over 200,000 people for its ‘Ehtesab march’ in the provincial capital besides changing the plan of venue of launch, party leaders said yesterday.

However, there are no fixed targets for the party lawmakers and former ticket holders for filling in the Shahdara Town, the new venue for the PTI’s accountability march.

“The party leaders from Lahore region - which falls in central Punjab interim party organisation setup – have been directed to bring as many participants as they can,” disclosed the members of PTI committee, which is organising the whole campaign for Punjab capital city.

The launching point of Ehtesaab March, due on September 3, was changed from Gujranwala to Shahdara Town during a meeting yesterday.

The PTI leaders told The Nation that the march will start from Shahdara Town and conclude at Charing Cross in front of Punjab Assembly.

Party leaders and workers will accord welcome to party chairman Imran Khan at Shahdara Town to kick-start the march. It will pass through Azadi Chowk, Bhatti Gate, Nasir Bagh, Lahore High Court and culminates at Charing Cross with the speeches of party leaders.

Welcome camps will be set up along the route of the march. All wings of the party belonging to City chapter have been assigned duties. Participation in the march from all Union Councils of Lahore will be ensured by the MNAs, MPAs and former ticket holders.

Imran Khan will be arriving in the city today to review the arrangements of the September 3 show which is a matter of challenge for the party in the citadel of ruling party.

Another meeting of the organising committee will be held tomorrow (Monday) at chairman secretariat under the leadership of Ijaz Chaudhary who is heading the committee.

Chaudhary Sarwar, former Punjab chapter organiser, addressing a gathering in connection with the march in Gagoo Mandi said that nothing was more dangerous for democracy than corrupt elements running the government.

“Seeking remedy from Supreme Court on Panama Leaks is the democratic and constitutional right of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. We will continue fight on streets as well,” the PTI leader added.