ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) has renewed its contacts with other opposition parties to convince them to become part of its September 30 Raiwind March and yesterday got the blessing of PML-Q for participation in the rally.

A day after PTI leadership met with Sheikh Rasheed of Awami Muslim League at Lal Haweli in Rawalpindi to gain his support for its protest march, Chairman PTI Imran Khan here on Thursday met with the leadership of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) at the residence of Jehangir Khan Tareen.

Iftikhar Durrani, head of PTI's Central Media Department, said that PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain has accepted invitation of Imran Khan to become part of the September 30 rally being held as a protest over Panama Leaks.  Former Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Pervez Elahi was also present in the meeting besides PTI Secretary General Jehangir Khan Tareen. According to the media department of PTI, the meeting continued for 30 minutes in which Imran Khan gave a formal invitation to PML-Q for participation in the protest rally.

A PTI insider said that Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain had some reservations over the protest of PTI as he had earlier objected to holding of protest at the residence of Sharif family in Jati Umra. "As PTI has already announced that PTI's final protest destination would be at Adda Plot, five kilometres away from the residence of PM Nawaz Sharif as well as his family and Imran Khan conveyed to PML-Q leadership that they would not attack any one's house," he said.

PTI sources said that both Chaudhry brothers had been assured that the protest would be peaceful and no one would be allowed to resort to violence. PTI insists that the protest is important in the sense that it is being held in Lahore, the power base of ruling PML-N, and its magnitude is bigger than other rallies as workers from all over the country were participating in it.

Senior PTI leadership, including Jehangir Khan Tareen and former Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar had met with Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, the other day, to gain his support for the protest and he had also agreed.

Earlier, a number of opposition parties had objected to the announcement of Imran Khan's Raiwind March saying that this would be unfair to protest in front of anyone house. PTI is protesting over the government's failure to get probed Panama Leaks. However, PTI latter said that their protest would not be in front of the residence of PM.

According to Iftikhar Durrani, PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi had been tasked to contact Pakistan People's Party (PPP) to convince it for participation in the rally. He said that PTI was contacting all the parties in this regard. Earlier, PPP, PML-Q and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) had participated in the protest rally of PTI held in the first week of September.