Tuesday, September 27, 2022

FIR lodged against organisers of PDM’s Gujranwala rally

FIR lodged against organisers of PDM’s Gujranwala rally

GUJRANWALA (92 News) – An first information report (FIR) has been lodged against the organisers of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) Gujranwala rally.

A case has been registered against 100 organisers of PDM's Gujranwala rally in Gujranwala for violations of standard operating procedures (SOPs), formulated to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus and blocking of roads.

The case has been registered in Civil Lines police station on the complaint of the government. The PML-N leaders including Khurram Dastgir, Mahmood Bashir Wirk and Salman Khalid Butt have been nominated in the case. No arrest has been made yet.

On October 17, the PDM held its first rally as part of a countrywide anti-government campaign in Gujranwala in which the core message was that double standards would not cut it: there had to be accountability for anyone accused of corruption, not just the opposition. The rally was held at Jinnah Ground.

The PML-N hosted the rally and organisers signed a 28-point agreement with the Gujranwala city administration in order to get permission.  According to the agreement, all roads leading into the city would be opened and containers will be removed.

It is noteworthy here that Special Assistant on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill had said that the government would take action against the management of the Gujranwala rally.