ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) chairman Imran Khan was expected to hold a rally in Tarlai, Islamabad today (Friday). However District Returning Officer (DRO) Chaudhry Aleem Shahab wrote a letter to the district administration on Thursday requesting the cancellation of Khan’s rally in Islamabad. The DRO argued that Parliamentarians cannot hold a rally after the schedule for the Local Government (LG) polls has been issued. the administration responded in favor of the DRO’s stance and has barred the PTI chairman from holding a rally in Tarlai. PTI has criticized the rejection severly.
According to the details of the letter, Shahab stated that the PTI chairman is expected to hold a rally in Islamabad on Friday. The DRO requested the administration to stop the rally, stating that if the codes of conduct of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) are breached, the strictest of actions shall be taken against the violation.
Expressing their outrage over the letter, PTI spokesperson Naeem-ul-Haq stated that the ECP was busy in creating hindrances against those parties who oppose Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) wehereas PML-N was engrossed in reaping the benefits of schemes announced by Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif. Agencies