PDM all set for power show in 'caged' Multan today

11:33 AM | 30 Nov, 2020
PDM all set for power show in 'caged' Multan today

MULTAN – Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is all set to hold a public rally at Multan’s Qilla Kohna Qasim Bagh today (Monday).

As a large number of PDM activist’s storm at the power show avenue, the Inspector General of Police Punjab Inam Ghani directed to remove containers and barriers which were placed to block the roads leading towards Qila Qasim Bagh Stadium.

The IGP issued the directives after consultation with the higher authorities. The police personnel following the commands started removing the containers.

Pakistan Democratic Movement leadership including Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Maryam Nawaz, Yousuf Raza Gilani and others are scheduled to address the public meeting. As per the sources Aseefa Bhutto Zardari will also address today.

However, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will address via video link as he is in isolation after being tested for Covid-19.

PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz arrives Khanewal along with the convoy.

In a bid to stop the opposition alliance, the district administration has placed at least 30 containers to seal the venue and cut off electricity connections to create hurdles for the organizers. Mobile phone service and internet availability are also suspended in parts of the city.

Earlier the Punjab government had denied permission to the opposition parties for the meeting owing to increasing virus cases in the second wave of the COVID-19 in the country.

Earlier on Sunday, the administration took control of Qila Kohna Qasim Bagh stadium again besides arresting various Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) leaders and workers belonging to different political parties including the son of ex-premier Yousaf Raza Gillani after they stormed into the venue.

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Sources said the police raid several places to arrest PDM workers ahead of the rally.

Workers alleged that the equipment brought for the rally has been seized by the police and they are now bringing their own generators for the rally after the power connections were cut off.

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