Peshawar, 22 November (IANS). The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) will stage a fourth power show in Peshawar on Sunday, but the city administration has refused permission to hold a public rally. The administration did not give permission due to the tremendous increase in new cases of Corona.
The PDM consists of 11 opposition parties in the country.
According to The Express Tribune, the rally was attended by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president Maryam Nawaz, Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) and PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as well as other opposition leaders will address.
Mariam Nawaz has confirmed that her father and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will not address the rally in Peshawar, he will not do so due to severe kidney pain.
Ikhtiyar Wali, spokesperson of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chapter of PML-N, allegedly denied the obstacles coming in the way of the venue, saying Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government was scared of PDM rallies.
He said Sunday’s rally would be a referendum against the government.
According to The Express Tribune, the deputy commissioner of Peshawar on Friday refused permission, saying the Kovid-19 positivity rate in the provincial capital is currently dangerously high and has exceeded 13 percent.
The commissioner said that any large crowd increases the possibility of spreading the deadly virus.
The decision came on Friday following an address to the nation by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday, in which he said he was imposing additional restrictions on public ceremonies in the wake of the Kovid-19 resurgence, including the holding of political rallies and ceremonies. is.
Soon after Khan’s announcement, the PDM had announced that it would go ahead with its rallies despite the government-imposed ban.
Sunday’s rally will be the fourth power show of the alliance after the first, second and third, the first rally was held in Gujranwala on 16 October, the second rally in Karachi on 19 October and the third rally in Quetta on 25 October.
After Peshawar, PDM is about to stage two more rallies – in Multan on 30 November and in Lahore on 13 December.