Green signal: PTI all set to hold anti-rigging rally tomorrow

Published: May 10, 2014
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PTI Punjab president claims that rigging has taken place on at least 70 National Assembly seats. PHOTO: FILE

PTI Punjab president claims that rigging has taken place on at least 70 National Assembly seats. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: 

Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) is all set to hold rally at Jinnah Avenue near parliament house after getting conditional permission from the Islamabad city administration.

PTI and the city administration have made their own security plans for the Sunday’s anti-rigging rally at Express Chowk, police and the party sources told The Express Tribune.

Capital administration on Thursday issued a ‘no-objection certificate’ (NOC) to PTI after holding a meeting between the PTI representatives and officials of the district administration.

According to the plan shared by the PTI, the participants will assemble at the China Chowk that is expected to start at 10:30am. The administration will not allow any vehicles beyond the Kulsum Chowk.

A senior police official said under the security plan, 3,500 personnel will perform duty to avoid any untoward incident whereas Rangers will remain on standby.

CCTV cameras will be installed at various points to monitor any suspicious activity around the venue, the official said.

PTI volunteers alongside the police will man the 32 walk-through gates at various entry points, said the official.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 10th, 2014.

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