Friday, October 7, 2022

After arrests of PDM workers, Fazlur Rehman reaches Multan to chair meeting

After arrests of PDM workers, Fazlur Rehman reaches Multan to chair meeting

Whether there will be a meeting in Multan tomorrow or not, if so, at what place, the PDM leadership will discuss during the session under the chair of Maulana Fazlur Rehman.

The JUI-F chief will preside over a key meeting over arrest of workers ahead of Multan rally scheduled on November 30.

According to the sources, former premier and PPP leader Yousaf Raza Gillani, Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP) leader Maulana Anas Noorani, PML-N member Rana Sanaullah and others will participate in the session.

The move came after local government arrested Gillani's sons and dozens workers over clash with police officers deployed at Multan’s Qilla Kohna Qasim Bagh.

The opposition leaders will address a press conference after holding consultations to announce the next strategy.

Multan administration takes control of Qasim Bagh

The Multan administration has taken again the control of Qila Kohna Qasim Bagh stadium and sealed the routes.

The security personnel arrested various Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) leaders and workers belonging to different political parties including Kasim Gillani, the son of ex-premier Yousaf Raza Gillani after they stormed into the venue by removing barriers on Sunday.

Multan police and administration blocked the central routes of the Qila Kohna Qasim Bagh stadium and removed the tents, chairs and other equipment from the venue of the PDM rally. At this time, no PDM leaders or workers are present at the rally’s venue.

Multan admin devises plan to tackle any emergency situation

Local administration has devised an emergency plan in the district to tackle any untoward situation.

The government officers have been directed not to leave the district headquarter for the next 72 hours after a plan prepared on the instructions of the deputy commissioner.

The officials have also been directed to prepare three helipads at Qasim Bagh stadium, Sabzazar and Alamdar Hussain Degree College, sources said.

The Bomb Disposal Squad has been asked to keep alert and 150 personnel of civil defence department instructed to keep vigilance along with the police.

Additional deputy commissioner headquarters has been made the focal person and the control room has been activated at the office of the deputy commissioner Multan, sources said.

The commissioner directed the officials to show zero tolerance to breach of the law and order and the SOPs of the coronavirus. He also directed for registration of FIRs against violation of the SOPs.

“Those playing with the health of citizens are not entitled for leniency and should be dealt with strict action over breach of SOPs,” the commissioner directed.

“No public gathering or secret meeting will be tolerated at any cost,” the divisional chief said.