LAHORE - Leaders of Tahafuz Namoos-e-Risalat Mahaz (TNRM) have said that Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) sponsored Islamabad-Lahore 'Save Pakistan Long March will continue despite arrests of Sunni workers. Addressing a press conference at Jamia Naeemia on Saturday along with other leaders, Allama Raza Mustafa Naqshbandi, president TNRM, said that component parties of SIC would reach Data Darbar on Sunday at any cost and provincial governments tactics would not succeed to stop them. Condemning the arrests of workers in the long march, the TNRM leaders claimed that Punjab governments repressive tactics were similar to Musharraf eras brutalities against the Islamist forces. They further claimed that Punjab police conducted widespread raids on the houses of SIC leaders and the seminaries where they harassed the workers against participating in the long march. They alleged that Punjab government had arrested hundreds of Sunni workers from 22 districts of the Punjab, while the police were pulling down the SIC banners and removing the welcome camps from different cities and towns along the route of long march. The TNRM leaders announced that participants of long march would be welcomed at Shahdara Chowk on Sunday, while all Sunni parties would gather at Data Darbar at 2pm at the culmination of the long march. Referring to the press conference by Punjab chief ministers special advisor Zulfiqar Khosa on Friday, the TNRM leaders said the advisor told blatant lies to the media since none of the 23 SIC demands were fulfilled, the foremost of which was to remove Law Minister Rana Sanaullah who had links with the banned terrorist groups. The TNRM leaders including Muhammad Ali Naqshbandi, Zia-ul-Haq Naqshbandi, Pir Athar Qadri, Naeem Javed Noori, Mufti Masoodur Rehman, Mufti Haseeb Qadri, Mujahid Abdul Rasool Qadri, Khurram Riaz Shah and others were also present on the occasion. Meanwhile, naib nazim of Tehrik Fidayaan Khatam-e-Nabuwwat, Maulana Muhammad Afzal Rasheed Naqashbandi said that they would give a warm welcome to the participants of long march in the provincial metropolis. He said that launching protest was the democratic right of the people and imposing Section 144 was negation of the democracy.