PTI all set to hold gathering in Rawalpindi today

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief and former prime minister Imran Khan will join his workers and long march participants in Rawalpindi today (Saturday) where he will hold a public meeting at the Murree Road.

Imran Khan will reach Rawalpindi on a helicopter from Lahore which will land at the ground of Agriculture University Rawalpindi.

Earlier, the Rawalpindi administration and the police on Friday barred Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to set up the stage for the long march near Faizabad. However, police officials allowed the PTI to set up the main stage for the public meeting at the Sixth Road.

The Rawalpindi administration has made foolproof security arrangements for the PTI public meeting. Over 8,000 police officials will be deployed for security of the PTI workers and leaders during the public gathering.

The deputy commission of Rawalpindi has granted conditional permission to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for holding a power shows against the government in Rawalpindi.

Earlier this month, PTI Chairman Imran Khan halted his party’s “Haqeeqi Azadi march” towards Islamabad until 26 as he aims at putting pressure on the government for fresh elections in the country.

The notification, which lists 56 conditions for holding the rally, said that the PTI is allowed to stage a public gathering in the Faizabad area of Rawalpindi.

The DC said that the Faizabad should be vacated on the night of November 26 as the England team is set to reach Rawalpindi for the three-match Test series against Pakistan.

The Imran Khan-led party has been directed to use the prescribed routes for the rally, while the PTI chief has been barred from using sunroof car before and after the public gathering.

As per the notification, Imran Khan has been asked to use bullet-proof stage while addressing the gathering in Rawalpindi.

It has also barred the PTI workers and supporters from staying in the Allama Iqbal Park.

Saying the jalsa administration will be responsible for any loss of life during the gathering, the notification said that the use of drone cameras will not be allowed.

Raja Furqan Ahmed

Raja Furqan Ahmed is the News Editor of The Pakistan Daily.

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