Letter of approval: PTI balks at seeking NoC for Azadi march

Published: August 12, 2014
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PTI central information secretary Shireen Mazari. PHOTO: ZAFAR ASLAM

PTI central information secretary Shireen Mazari. PHOTO: ZAFAR ASLAM

ISLAMABAD: 

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will not ask the Islamabad district for permission to hold its Azadi march in the federal capital, the party’s spokesperson Dr Shireen Mazari said on Monday.

Earlier, chief commissioner of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Mujahid Sherdil had issued a letter requesting PTI and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) to consult the administration before holding a public event in the city. However, the PTI spokesperson denied that the party had received the letter from the ICT administration.

“Even if we receive the letter, we won’t ask them for permission to hold the Azadi march,” she told The Express Tribune.

Neither PTI nor PAT have sought permission from Islamabad district administration for holding their planned public events.

ICT’s letter

In its letter, the ICT administration reminded both parties that all public rallies are banned in the city, because of the imposition of Section 144.

“The ICT administration has neither received any request from PTI to hold any public event in ICT nor has permission being given under the law,” the letter said.

The administration informed the PTI that since a large number of people were expected to participate in the rally, it is imperative to ensure timely arrangements to manage traffic flow.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 12th, 2014. 

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Sami
    Aug 12, 2014 - 10:06AM

    When JI held rally did you relax 144? If yes, show us that letter, otherwise you don’t have moral and legal authority to ask from PTI whether it has got permission or not. Puppet bureaucracy.

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  • Mamu
    Aug 12, 2014 - 12:26PM

    @Sami:
    Thanks for the Point. I never thought of that. Sham Government at its worst.Recommend

  • Imran Qadri
    Aug 12, 2014 - 1:05PM

    They got letter from commissioner Islamabad who granted them permission.

    Commissioner Islamabad has also written a letter to Imran querying about Imran’s plans of Azadri(read: Anarchy) march, he has clearly informed him that Imran would need prior permission and would need to inform about the venue where he plans to hold any such protest. Imran and his mobsters can’t be given a free hand and allowed to wreck havoc in whole of Islamabad.

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  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Aug 12, 2014 - 6:05PM

    In this way the whole Azadi march will be illegal and in case of any untoward incidence the organizers will be held responsible .

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  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Aug 12, 2014 - 6:08PM

    Thus all partcipants arrested during azadi march should be made Gulaam of security forces for the lufe term .

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