Day 11: TLP's "Save Pakistan" reaches Bahawalpur after administration attempted to stop it

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"Save Pakistan" march, announced by Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) as a part of its campaign against rise in petroleum prices, started on May 22nd, 2023 Monday from Karachi. Initially the march was announced to start on May 11th but then postponed for 22nd May amid political situation in the country. The long march to Islamabad started from Quaid's mausoleum in Karachi at 4 PM on the Monday.
Latest: "Save Pakistan" reached Bahawalpur on Thursday night after Bahawalpur administration refused to let it enter in the city.


Day 11 (June 1st, 2023 Thursday)

TLP's "Save Pakistan" march reached Bahawalpur on night falling between Thursday and Friday. Earlier, Bahawalpur administration refused to let the long march enter in the city premises. However, TLP managed to enter the city later. In their speeches, leaders of TLP criticised the local administration for trying to stop the long march. "If you're so diligent, you must had saved national assets from setting ablaze on 9th May," said Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi to the law enforcement agencies. Further details in the press release.

Day 10 (May 31st, 2023 Wednesday)

'Save Pakistan' march was resumed from Sadiqabad on Wednesday morning. It was welcomed on many villages and places during its journey towards Liaqatpur. After the evening, the march was paused due to a heavy dust storm but was resumed its journey through the strom. Traveling more than 614KMs, TLP's 'Save Pakistan' march has became the 2nd longest long march in the country's history. Further details in the press release.

In a revision of petroleum prices on the end of May, government has announced to reduce petroleum prices a bit. A minute reduction of 8 and 5 rupees has been announced in the prices of Petrol and Diesel for the next 15 days. The new price of petrol is 262 rupees. Remember that TLP is demanding to reduce these prices to that of February 14th which were less than 250 rupees.

Day 9 (May 30th, 2023 Tuesday)

Passing from Dharki, the last city of Sindh with Punjab's border, TLP's 'Save Pakistan' march entered in Punjab on Tuesday night. All the leaders got off the container and crossed the border while walking with the participants. Long march reached Sadiqabad late night where it'll stay for the night and resume it's journey towards Islamabad on Wednesday morning.

Day 8 (May 29th, 2023 Monday)

Destination for 8th day was Ghotki where the long march reached late night which had to be stopped on its way to Ghotki due to strong storm of heavy winds, rain and hailing. Earlier, the long march observed an amazing welcome in Pannu Aqil. 'Save Pakistan' march will be resumed from Gotkhi on Tuesday morning.

Day 7 (May 28th, 2023 Sunday)

'Save Pakistan' march started it's journey from Larkana on Sunday afternoon. On its way to Sukkur, it was warmly welcomed in Jacobabad, a strong hold of a Sindh separatist party. Soon after leaving Jacobabad, the long march was briefly paused due to a strong wind storm. It reached to Sukkur around 5:00 in the morning where a massive crowd showed a amazing response despite of an overnight wait for the long march.

Day 6 (May 27th, 2023 Saturday)

TLP's 'Save Pakistan' reached Larkana in early hours of Sunday.The long march started its journey from Naushahro Feroze on Saturday afternoon. Further details in the press release.

Day 5 (May 26th, 2023 Friday)

TLP's 'Save Pakistan' left Nawabshah for Naushahro Feroze after Friday prayer. However, it reached Moro City late night where it was warmly welcomed and TLP leaders addressed the participants there. In his address, Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi vowed that they (Pakistani nation) could live without food but never allow to rollback Pakistan's atomic programme if that's a demand by international institutes to release the funds. Criticising the other political leaders, TLP chief said that this 'revolutioner' will also flee from Pakistan signing a stamp paper of worth 100 rupees just like the other one who escaped guaranteeing on a stamp paper of worth 50 rupees.

Day 4 (May 25th, 2023 Thursday)

Travelling through Umer Kot and Sanghar, TLP's 'Save Pakistan' long march arrived in Nawabshah on Thursday night. Despite of being a stronghold of PPP, massive crowds were seen at reception camps where long march was welcomed with showers of rose petals. The long march will stay here for night and will leave for next destination after offering Friday prayer in Nawabshah

Day 3 (May 24th, 2023 Wednesday)

"Save Pakistan" march set off for Mirpur Khas division from Hyderabad on Wednesday morning. In the daily opening session, president Jamiat-e-Ulame-Pakistan Abu-al-Khair Zubair also participated and announced to support the TLP's long march. TLP's long march was warmly welcomed by public at Tando Allahyar and Tando Jam on its way to Mirpur Khas. Very adorable glimpses were seen as the march arrived in Mirpur Khas city. TLP leaders addressed the participants at the reception camp of Baldia Chowk, Mirpur Khas. Criticising the office bearers of government of Pakistan, Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi said that they have been failed to curb the smuggling of locally produced wheat and sugar. He said that economy can't be stabilised by changing the finance ministers and they (illegible) ask us what we have for economy. "We gave them a plan for petroleum prices, did they act upon that?", said Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi. While talking to media, TLP chief clarified that government hasn't contacted TLP so far.

Day 2 (May 23rd, 2023 Tuesday)

TLP's "Save Pakistan" long march resumed from Ayesha Manzil, Karachi on Tuesday morning and reached Hyderabad via M9 where it was warmly greeted by public and business community on various places. While talking to media in Hyderabad, Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi thanked the people of Hyderabad for such a love and said that it shows that Pakistani nation is awaken now and all the corrupt politicians will flee soon making Pakistan to progress towards a prosperous state. Answering to a question, TLP chief asked if there is any problem that Pakistan is not facing now? "And that's why we have organized this long march with a title of 'Save Pakistan' ", said Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi. Long march was well received at reception camps at Haider Chowk and Rajputana Chowk in Hyderabad. Finally, the long march stayed at Haider Chowk where TLP leaders addressed to the participants.

Day 1 (May 22nd, 2023 Monday)

TLP's "Save Pakistan" long march set off for Islamabad from Numaish Chorangi (Quaid's mausoleum) Karachi at around 4 PM after Hafiz Saad Husaain Rizvi addressed the press in a press conference from the stage (container). In his address, he reiterated the demands of petroleum prices, inflation rate, problems of Karachites and asked Pakistan government to take solid steps for the release of Dr. Afia Siddiqui. Before appearing on stage to lead the long march, Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi visited sacred mausoleums of Abdullah Shah Ghazi (RA) and Imam Shah Ahmed Norani (RA). The long march reached Ayesha Manzil at night passing from Shahra-e-Faisal and Karsaz where it was concluded for 1st day. The long march will continue towards Hyderabad on Tuesday.

Advise for participants

All the participants are warned and suggested to consider the following things;

You must have

  • A mobile with activated internet package, power bank, charger and a data cable.
  • A scarf and a good quality face mask to cover your face.
  • Remember it's summer and it might be too hot, so must bring water bottle(s).
  • A backpack to keep all these things.
  • 2 pairs of your clothes
  • Write down the address of your house and contact details of next of your kin and keep that always with you (in backpack and pocket etc.)
  • First aid kit (including Panadol, Pyodine, cotton and bandage etc.)
  • Edible salt and lemon (because warm weather can cause minerals deficiency in your body)
  • Small torch light (it'll be helpful in nights)
  • Some eatables to help yourself when you feel hungry

You should have

  • A flag of Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan
  • Portable solar charger (for mobile charging)
  • A feature phone (to make a phone call in case of unavailability of the internet services)