MULTAN: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) workers led by Syed Musa Gilani, Syed Ali Haider Gilani and Syed Kasim Gilani broke through security barriers and stormed into Multan’s Qila Qasim Bagh, the venue for the PDM jalsa on 30 November.
Despite a heavy contingent of police present, the workers led by the sons of former prime minister, Yousaf Raza Gilani were able to subdue the security forces.
Ali Musa Gilani, who was arrested earlier in the backdrop of the PDM Multan Jalsa said, “You wanted a show, we are giving you a show”.
The workers have also set up a camp outside the venue to welcome workers from the PPP and PMLN.
“The rally will be held in Qila Qasim Bagh. Today all the barriers of the police and administration have been broken down. After storming the gates, we have taken control of the stadium,” PPP leader Musa Gilani said.
Punjab police registered a case against against 70 named and more than 300 unnamed party workers for breaking off locks and forcing their way into the stadium.
The case was registered at Multan’s Lohari gate police station.
Commenting on the situation, Law Minister Punjab, Raja Basharat said that no one would be allowed to take the law in their own hands. Raja Basharat added that Multan had seen a spike in COVID-19 cases and the opposition leaders were behaving in an irresponsible manner by violating the orders of the Islamabad High Court.