ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan ruled out the possibility of the government granting permission to the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) to hold a public gathering, and warned that it would lodge cases against the organisers.
The premier said the government has decided against allowing the Opposition to hold the public gathering. “We will file FIRs against everyone — from the kursi wala to the sound system handlers but won’t stop them [Opposition leaders] from going there.”
The premier was referring to the December 13 public gathering in Lahore announced by the 11-party Opposition alliance. The jalsa in question is being hosted by PML-N.
Despite local administrations denying permission for public meetings owing to the second wave of coronavirus infections, the PDM has so far organised two political events — one in Peshawar and another in Multan.
Deputy Commissioner Lahore has also refused to grant permission to hold the rally at Minar-e-Pakistan due to the ongoing health crisis in the country.