PDM allowed to hold Jalsa in Gujranwala under strict SOPs

Gujranwala: The district administration has allowed the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), formed by opposition parties, to hold a rally at Jinnah Stadium under strict conditions.

According to reports, the administration allowed the opposition parties to hold a rally on October 16 at Jinnah Stadium. The Pakistan Muslin League Nawaz (PML-N) leadership had applied to the district administration for permission to hold a rally at Jinnah Stadium.

The district administration has given conditional permission to the organizers to hold the meeting. The management directed the organizers to follow the Karuna SOPs in all cases.

It may be recalled that the first meeting of the PDM will be held on October 16 in Gujranwala, which will be hosted by the PML-N. Similarly, the PPP will lead the meeting to be held in Karachi on October 18.

On the other hand, Deputy Commissioner East allowed the meeting to be held in Karachi with 18-point restrictions. The PDM meeting will be held on October 18 at Bagh-e-Jinnah. The permit issued by the district administration states that strict action will be taken against the organizers for violating the said restrictions.

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There will be a complete ban on any kind of speech against the state of Pakistan in the meeting, display of weapons and blocking of the road around the meeting or blocking for traffic. The management of the meeting will also be responsible for any loss of life or property.

The permit states that “meeting organizers must fully comply with the Loudspeaker Act.” The program has to be completed ahead of schedule, parking of vehicles will be done at a distance of 1000 meters from the venue and S&Ps will have to be followed in all cases.

Deputy Commissioner East has clarified that strict action will be taken against the violators of the permit.

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