Preparations underway for joint opposition protest in Lahore
LAHORE (92 News) – The preparations for joint opposition protest led by Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) to be held in the provincial capital tomorrow (January 17) are underway.
Containers for the stage have been placed on Faisal Chowk which will be used by the leadership of different parties to speak to the protestors.
Thousands of chairs are being installed for the public, while the stage is being completed for the party leaders.
The roads are being decorated on all sides with party flags and party leaders have also visited the rally spot to review the arrangements.
The joint opposition, which includes Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP), Awami Muslim League (AML), Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), had announced to hold anti-government protests.
The protest movement is aimed at pressurizing Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Provincial Minister for Law Rana Sanaullah to tender resignation for their role in the Model Town tragedy.
On the other hand, the provincial government refused to allow opposition parties to hold protest and sit-in at the Faisal Chowk citing security reasons.
Meanwhile, the Lahore High Court (LHC) judge Justice Farrukh Irfan Khan rescued himself from hearing case to bar opposition protest in Lahore.