The capital administration has green lit the public rallies of both the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the opposition alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) in the city to be held on different dates and at different venues.
According to the capital administration’s officials, the PTI has been permitted to hold its rally at Parade Ground at Shakarparian on March 27, while the opposition parties can hold their rally at a plot near the Peshawar Mor at H-9 the next day.
Officials said a no-objection certificate (NOC) was previously issued to the PDM to hold their rally on March 25. However, since the opposition party switched the date for the event, a fresh NOC would now be issued to it.
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Senator Kamran Murtaza had submitted the application seeking permission for the opposition party to hold their event. Senior leaders of the Pakistan People’s Party are expected to address the rally.
PTI announced that it would hold a rally at D-Chowk, outside the Parliament House on the day of voting on the no-trust vote. Party leaders threatened that dissident lawmakers would have to pass through one million people while going to the Parliament House.
In retaliation, PDM announced that it would hold a rally simultaneously to provide protection to members of the National Assembly.