ISLAMABAD: Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure has been imposed in Islamabad over 'security concerns' ahead of planned rallies by the chiefs of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek in the capital, Express News reported on Friday.
A notification in this regard has been issued by the Deputy Commissioner Islamabad.
Section 144 bans a gathering of more than four people at one place for rallies and protests and also bans carrying weapons.
Last night, it was reported that the federal capital would be sealed off by August 12, and 900 containers were being placed around the city.
The imposition of the section comes just days before the PTI's 'azadi' march is scheduled for August 14 in Islamabad, which, the party claims, has 'unnerved' Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government.
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The issues cannot be resolved on roads. Imran Khan is badly failed in KPK, he has done nothing good in KPK. He knows very well that no one is going to give him votes next time on the basis of his poor performance. State should stop people from taking law in their hand and should stop people gathering in Islamabad.
The irony- No Freedom on Independence day
@Adnan Siddiqi: You got that right Bro.TUQ was launched right when the PPP's govt was ending. How he has been launched at the beginning of PNL(N) govt. Hope people can understand the difference.
Well done NS. We don't need miscreants in Punjab. IK can take his revolution aka Tsunami March to the other side of attock.
The writ of the government has to be enforced at all costs! Eradicate the likes of IK and the con artist Moulvi who are turning out to be an existential threat to Pakistan.
TUQ was coolly handled by Zardari because TUQ was launched by Zardari last year to counter PML-N in Punjab and to have the elections delayed so that the sitting parliament at that time can re-elect Zardari for another 5 year term. PML-N understood the game and very "Coolly" let TUQ proceed to Islamabad and did not give in to the provocation of TUQ.
I bet NS & family are in a huddle right not discussing national security or protection of 'Democracy', but studying in detail the flight schedules for America in and around 14 August.
The issues cannot be resolved on roads. Imran Khan is badly failed in KPK, he has done nothing good in KPK. He knows very well that no one is going to give him votes next time on the basis of his poor performance. State should stop people from taking law in their hand and should stop people gathering in islamabad.
@Shazia Bangash: Nawaz is afraid coz he waited 5 years. Nawaz let zardari rule so that pmln can get 5 years.
State has to be prepared for the worst. You never know what might happen.
@LHR: SO you actually think police should employ people like gullu butt? How sad. Well, at least we know true face of PMLN now.
the most incomprehensible thing about pmln fear is that it is comprehensible
The state needs to be strong and cannot allow miscreants like IK and TUQ to run a muck
The below link is for PML(N) supporters who think the azadi March is unconstitutional and demand for PM's resignation is a joke.
"bans a gathering of more than four people at one place"
Sounds like PTI won the real majority in May 2013 if PML-Nonsense is banning a majority to gather. Congratulations Pakistan, your democracy is being snatched away from you on your 'Independence' day. How will you spend the day? Sleeping? Be sure to spend the rest of your time sleeping when the same or another ridiculous government snatches more: your money, food, electricity, water, land, livelihood, freedom, etc etc. Don't ever complain again then. Be the sleeping fools the corrupt government wants you to be. Or for once, take to the streets, take the difficult path for real democracy, justice, and freedom finally. Be the change you want for Pakistan.
OHHH no...the nach gana party is over even before it started!
I am no fan of Zardari, but how coolly he handled the last TUQ march/sitin in Islamabad! And what a mess Nawaz Sharif is making - he is certainly not the sharpest pencil in the box.
Seems like Govt is getting there dandas ready and oiled for the anarchasists.....Burgers be ready this 14 August rather than you inflicting injuries by one wheeling etc .....Police and Gullu Butts will do that for you!
What about the independence ceremony that planned at D-Chowk, Is it postponed ?????
In the above picture 4 policemen out of 8 are guarding the parliament with sticks and all of them have no bullet proof vests and any type of communication equipment. It shows us a lot about Operation preparedness and professionalism of our Armed Forces against any type of threat.
Remnants of Zia, not surprised at all. Pmln is the one who has hijacked democracy & are violating human rights of us Pakistanis. SHAME!
Last month PMLn sucked 70 litres of blood and this month how much is needed?
Well, you can always count on the sun to rise every morning, and for Nawaz to make the wrong decision! When will he ever learn. Looks like he is going for a hattrick of incomplete terms. Surely that must be a world record!
@Shahid Warraich: and you think that the delusions of PTI gang will take you away from the real stone age beliefs?
True face of dictator wrap up in democracy blanket is coming out slowly slowly. NS only have one option to deal with PTI which is Govt machinery.
Why pmln so afraid of pti, a 35 seat party?
Panic of govt is evident. Nawaz is meant to be a seasoned politician. Sad to see him panicking so much. Blocking the march will only make things worse, even a kid can see that. What are they going to do, arrest 1 million people?
What is a government that "scored a clear majority in the elections" so scared of? cough cough It almost seems like PMLN had no mandate to begin with cough cough
PMLN used to say that PTI is a rejected party. Then WHY SO WORRIED from a "REJECTED" party Mr Sharif?
RIP democracy. RIP, freedom of expression and freedom to protest. Shame how the king has taken us back to the dark ages.