Actors Feroze Khan and Haroon Shahid share safety tips for participants of Imran Khan's Azadi March

Actors Feroze Khan and Haroon Shahid share safety tips for participants of Imran Khan's Azadi March

They want everyone to remain safe and healthy during the country-wide marches.
25 May, 2022

Former prime minister Imran Khan's Azadi March is being held today (Wednesday) across the country and some celebrities have taken it upon themselves to make sure participants have all the right safety information they need before heading out. Actors Feroze Khan and Haroon Shahid took to social media and shared tips with their followers on how to be safe while attending the protest.

On Tuesday, Shahid took to Twitter and shared that people attending the march in Karachi at Numaish must come prepared and "carry plenty of water, a hand towel and salt," as these are the antidotes to tear gas. He also said that people shouldn't be attending the protest with their kids.

He also suggested his followers to download an application Bridgefy that allows you to message family or friends while being offline.

How does it work? Bridgefy allows nearby users to communicate without internet access or mobile networks. Instead, the app operates on a mesh network that means it uses nearby Bluetooth connectivity to send your messages.

Khuda Aur Muhabbat actor Khan also shared similar tips and listed out steps that attendees must follow in order to defend themselves against tear gas. He wrote:

  1. Wear glasses. A P-cap and carry a wet towel to cover your face (eyes, nose, mouth), carry a 1.5 litre water bottle with you.

  2. Carry salt to lick because the gas is going to burn your throat with a bitter burning sensation, making breathing difficult which is the worst part. Only salt makes the burning sensation tolerable.

  3. If it gets in your eyes (which it will), don't rub your eyes. It will only make it worse. Instead wash them. It will burn your eyes and you will have a hard time keeping them open.

  4. Never pick up a tear gas shell with your naked hand, it's burning hot.

Here are some additional tips from team Images:

Know the nearest exits

It's important for you to identify the exits during the protest and be prepared for any eventuality. Make sure that you have scoped out the area prior to attending the march and know where to go if you feel uncomfortable.

Make sure that you know more than two exits just in case those are blocked or crowded.

Carry change

Remember to always carry change when going to a protest. You may not be able to get a Careem or Uber in all the rush and the best way to exit the situation is to catch a rickshaw. Make sure you have enough change to get home safely. Keep your money in a cross-body bag as well as in your pockets.

Stay in a group

If you're attending the march, make sure to go with someone. Stick with your buddy throughout the protest and remember to look out for each other.

Know your emergency numbers

In case your phone and battery pack die on you, you should keep a small notebook with emergency numbers scribbled for your own safety. If nothing else, memorise your family members' numbers in case of emergency.

No violence

The right to peaceful protest is guaranteed for every citizen of Pakistan under the Constitution. If you see anyone growing violent at the protest, that's your sign to leave. Remember, your own safety is very important and you must think about yourselves.


Jin May 25, 2022 01:10pm
I hate this fascist government - needs to go
ComfortablyNumb May 25, 2022 01:12pm
Sure, you guys know what's best for this country.
Abdullah May 25, 2022 01:41pm
best would be to stay home and be safe, let imran niazi fight for his PMship.
NYS May 25, 2022 01:54pm
Thank the celebrity paid their responsible role. We wish the protesters safety and peaceful accumulation. Hence ,this is trying time No more battlefield
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad May 25, 2022 02:03pm
United we stand, divided we fall.
asif May 25, 2022 02:05pm
So in which cty we can find Haroun and feroz Khan so that we can join thrm in Azadi march /Jihad or they are also leading from Helecopter like their brave leader and Ameerul momineen Imran Khan .
Queen May 25, 2022 02:22pm
Never though Team Images would share safety tips to PTI protesters. The sun must have risen from the west.
asif May 25, 2022 02:31pm
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ..How dumb and srupid they really are
Musa khan May 25, 2022 03:57pm
@Abdullah we are with Khan....we are not sold yet
Kiwi May 25, 2022 04:22pm
@ asif . Please use commonsense. He is a target for so many people. He needs to be safe. If he comes by road, there is a big chance he may not survive.
Uzair May 25, 2022 04:43pm
@Jin one fascist party protesting against another fascist party. Such are the times we live in.
dean May 25, 2022 05:06pm
Very good advice safety first !!
Syed Hasni May 25, 2022 05:40pm
What about the rest rooms. Safety rule number 1, Our aim is to keep the toilets clean – your aim will help!
Sami May 25, 2022 07:31pm
Wah, Shukriya yar. Such helpful information. Goofs.
Bsd May 25, 2022 09:10pm
This is news?
Rafeh May 25, 2022 09:36pm
@ asif there's no unit of measurement that represents such a huge number
Anonymouseee May 26, 2022 02:35am
Excellent tips. The days of puppet imported government are numbered.
Asim May 26, 2022 03:42am
@Abdullah Yes. Let others fight for your rights and future. People like you deserve the government they get.
Truth be told May 26, 2022 06:15am
True Imrandoos. Also appear to belong the this group by their looks. Which one would become the leading partner when they get a chance to do the deed?
Lakhkar khan May 26, 2022 06:19am
@Musa khan - ignorance is not contagious, but, I am afraid stupidity is so please stop spreading yours.
Ajabbu May 26, 2022 08:01am
Very informative Thank you stay united help each other to achieve freedom from the crooks save pakistan
Asif May 26, 2022 10:02am
Kids are missing their exams and these guys are giving us lectures. Why you need to create trouble to others?
Younis Hussain May 26, 2022 11:07am
Jobless PM is hell bent on destroying whole country
Right way May 26, 2022 11:56am
Are they qualified even in their own profession, just because you are seen on the screen does not let you speak on any or every matter... just do your job better..
Krishna chaitanya May 26, 2022 12:08pm
@Ajabbu Yes, fight till your last breathe for Imran khan. We miss him too.
Danial May 27, 2022 11:48am
Yeah better use protection because this is PTI we are talking about!