LAHORE (92 News) – Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) senior leader Rana Sanaullah on Saturday said that the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) will be held at any cost and does not need the government’s permission.
In a statement, Rana Sanaullah said that the PDM shall hold rally in Multan on November 30. "The government will only be informed about the rally. The incumbent regime must go home because there is hundred percent fatality threat due to the ‘corona of government’," he added.
JUI-F leader Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri said, "You will do your best to stop us. We will show it by holding a rally in Peshawar."
PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said the country has been destroyed due to the criminal negligence of Prime Minister Imran Khan. People are suffering because of flour, sugar, medicine, electricity and gas theft due to irresponsible and reckless policy making.
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."