LAHORE - The city witnessed a massive display of banners and portraits of PPP top leadership all along The Mall and other parts of the city, as Asif Zardari arrived in the city. Two points were most heavily decorated with all kind of stuff, banners portraits and flags of PPPoutside Punjab assembly where the provincial budget was to be presented and Governor House where the Asif Zardari was scheduled to stay during his visit to the city. He was also due to address a public reception on Monday. For most Lahoriites, sudden and overnight  emergence of such a huge number of banners, billboards and PPP flags, covering even the traffic lights was most surprising, changing entirely the look of city. The overall display was meant to portray Lahore as the fortress of the PPP. In addition to this catchy display, the PPP workers were seen throughout the day moving on bikes and cars bearing PPP flags going towards the Lahore Airport where Zardari landed in afternoon with large number of party workers waiting for his landing. In order to give complete space to the banners and portraits containing pictures of Asif Ali Zardari, Benazir Bhutto and Bilawal Bhutto. The banners of other political parties including PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif were removed from different points of the Mall Road. So much so banners regarding Long March as well as its participants were also removed. It appeared as if PML-N, the main partner of PPP in the coalition government, did not bother to show its presence or disturb the arrangements of PPP workers  by putting up their banners or portraits. Some days back one could spot a number of big portraits of  Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari embracing each other on The Mall. But on Monday no such portrait could be seen anywhere. The PPP sources disclosed that Governor Punjab Salman Taseer was behind all this colourful display in the city on the occasion of Zardari's arrival in the city, which was probably his first visit since he became the Governor. Other prominent leaders who put up their welcoming banners included Jahangir Badr, Qasim Zia, Zikrai Butt, Neelam Jabbar Chaudhry, Rao Umar Hashim Ali Khan, Rao Naseem Hashmim Ali Khan, Aziz ur Rehman Chan, Aftab Ahmed and others. The favourite slogans on banners and portraits included Welcome Zardari Welcome, Saat Bismilah, Saroon Suboon Ki Yari  Asif Ali Zardari, Zinda Hai Bhutto Zinda Hai, Democracy is the best revenge, Bhutto Tera Misson Zinda Rahega, Bhutto Tera Khandan  Qurbaniyoon Ki Dasatan.  Benazir Bhutto's last will was also on display on some portraits,  making it loud and clear that Asif Ali Zardari is her legal successor.   The most of the banners and portraits were in white, yellow and sky blue colours. While some banners depicting party flags dotted the entire mall road. They were hanged in haphazard style reducing the visibility of traffic signals in sheer violation of traffic rules.  With the flamboyant and massive display of banners, traffic remained suspended on Mall road until the Zardari show came to an end. Due to traffic suspension, traffic load were shifted to linking arteries leading to massive traffic jam everywhere in the city. Since the 18th February elections held, the business of banner witnessed the downward trend. But afterward, it started moving up. Particularly when PML-N swept the elections in Lahore, formed the government in Punjab, Nawaz allowed to contest in bye-polls, Yousaf Raza Gillani became Prime Minister of Pakistan, the business of banners made roaring business. But the said business touched its peak when Mall road was decorated with banners and portraits to accord rousing welcome to Asif Ali Zardari in the city. According to the market sources, the Royal Park market has turned into hub of business activity and different political parties from across the province rush to that area to get their stickers, banners, posters, flyers and pamphlets printed.