LAHORE-The PPP took out a peace rally in the City on Monday to support Government action against militants in the tribal areas of NWFP, but it failed to put up an impressive show by ensuring a modest gathering of partymen. It started from Lahore Press Club and terminated in front of Punjab Assembly where local party leaders addressed the participants. PPP's Senior Minister Raja Riaz had sought approval of the event from Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani during PPP's parliamentary party meeting held on Sunday in the City. A few party MPA's turned up to join the rally. Raja Riaz, Nazim Hussain Shah, Sajida Mir and Faiza Malik were the only prominent party leaders on the occasion, while party's Lahore president Haji Azizur Rehman Chan joined it only at the termination point. Participants were chanting slogans in favour of party Chief Asif Ali Zardari and other party leaders as if they were unaware of rally's theme. There were hardly a few slogans calling for peace in the tribal region. Addressing the participants, Raja Riaz said that PPP was united under the leadership of Asif Ali Zardari. He said people wanted peace in tribal areas, and now it had become inevitable to launch crackdown on the miscreants who had challenged government's writ and destroyed peace in the region. Sajida Mir urged the government to adopt two-pronged strategy to deal with the situation in NWFP. Besides using force, the government should also have dialogue with the militants who were ready to surrender arms, she added.