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COVID-19: PDM not backing down as all set to hold rally in Peshawar

COVID-19: PDM not backing down as all set to hold rally in Peshawar
November 21, 2020 03:15 pm

PESHAWAR (92 News) - The opposition decided it would push ahead with the Peshawar rally at Peshawar's Dalazak Road, Ring Road Chowk despite the city administration denying permission for a gathering there on Friday.

However, Preparations for a PDM rally in Peshawar began without permission from the government. Containers were delivered to make the stage at the place of rally as well as the routes were also decorated with banners and penaflex.

The PDM is not ready to back down. Its media coordinator, Abdul Jalil Jan, said the PDM rally will be held as planned on November 22.

He added that they will not tolerate any sort of ban from the Peshawar district administration. Jan said holding the rally is their fundamental right under the Constitution and law.

The notification issued by the deputy commissioner's office said the matter was considered by the district administration and capital city police under Section 14 of the KP Civil Administration Act 2020. The government officials did a field assessment and held a meeting with the jalsa organisers.

But, citing a November 2 notification issued by the KP government banning large public gatherings owing to the rising coronavirus positivity rate in the community, the deputy commissioner denied permission to hold the jalsa "after considering all aspects, and to safeguard human lives due to potential spread of COVID-19."

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