PTI determined to hold public rally in Lahore on August 14

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    Despite a massive police crackdown on workers and leaders, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) central Punjab chapter has announced that it will take out an Independence Day rally in Lahore’s Mall Road area on Monday.

    A party leader said since the announcement of the rally plan, the police had intensified its crackdown on workers in Lahore and neighbouring districts. The PTI has planned to show its street power on Independence Day rally which will be taken from GPO Chowk to Regal Chowk.

    To avoid being spotted by the police, the party has advised the workers not to bring party flags and only hoist the national flag. To stop PTI shows in Rawalpindi, one PTI activist claimed on social media that the government imposed section 144 on August.
    The police, however, is accused of pressuring PTI leaders to announce quitting party. In this regard, there was a success as PTI leader Munnaza Hassan announced separating her ways from the party.

    In a statement, she said that she strongly condemns the events of May 9 and the damage to military and government facilities. She says that what happened was wrong and should not have happened, and we should respect all institutions.

    In the meantime, the Punjab police raided the house of Punjab Insaf Lawyers Forum president Chaudhry Zubair Ahmad Kisana and ransacked his house’s furniture, fixtures, and utensils.