Section 144 imposed in Multan

Public gatherings are banned for two days after PTI chairman's announcement to stage country-wide sit-ins


Ovais Jafri August 22, 2014

MULTAN: Large public gatherings were banned in Multan on Friday, as the government invoked Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure for two days due to ‘security concerns’ ahead of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan’s announcement to stage country-wide sit-ins.

A notification in this regard was issued by the District Coordination Officer Zahid Saleem Gondal.

Section 144 bans a gathering of more than four people at one place for rallies and protests and also bans carrying weapons.

Multan is considered a PTI stronghold as both PTI president Javed Hashmi and PTI vice chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi hail from the area.

On Thursday, Multan police had registered a First Investigation Report against 18 nominated and 50 unknown people for an attack on Qureshi’s residence.

Alleged members of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz led by their district president Bilal Butt threw stones at Qureshi's house in reaction to the ongoing sit-in staged by the party in the federal capital.

The PTI and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) supporters continue their sit-in in Islamabad, promising to continue their protest until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns.

COMMENTS (5)

1947-2014 | 7 years ago | Reply

The murdered of Quid-e-Azam The loss of Kashmir The killing of Liaquat Ali Khan The separation of Bangladesh The murdered of Bhutto The killing of G. Zia The prolong dictatorship in Pakistan The use of innocent people and use of Pakistan against the USSR for US interest The occupation of Afghanistan The moral, ethical and energy crisis in Pakistan The violence, killing and exploitation in Balochistan And The present political crisis in Pakistan All this proves that Pakistan is still in the destructive hands and all its institutions and system is failed.

Chachoo | 7 years ago | Reply

Some days ago when PMLN workers attacked many houses in Multan then where was the police administration that time? PMLN is infact a dictatorship and nothing else.

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