Pakistan Democratic Motion (PDM) president Maulana Fazlur Rehman has stated that the opposition’s rally in Multan will go forward as deliberate on Monday (tomorrow) and condemned the federal government’s transfer to arrest employees of PPP and different opposition events.
Addressing the media alongside PML-N Punjab president Rana Sanaullah and former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Sunday, Rehman stated that the PDM had initially determined to organise a protracted march to Islamabad in Jan 2021. “However, it seems like the government wants us to march to Islamabad earlier [than scheduled] and tell them what they are worth,” he stated.
“The rally will be held at Qila Kohna Qasim Bagh [stadium] and all workers will be there,” he harassed.
Responding to a query about PML-N vp Maryam Nawaz’s attendance at tomorrow’s rally, Sanaullah stated that the PDM had not began the motion with the federal government’s permission and Maryam didn’t be a part of after authorities approval both.
“She will attend the rally tomorrow and will break all barriers. Imran Khan has been saying for three years that he won’t spare anyone. Now we won’t spare him,” he stated.
Yousaf stated that Aseefa Bhutto-Zardari, daughter of former president Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal’s sister would deal with the rally as each leaders have been unwell. “I am thankful to the government that they have ensured the rally’s success before it even happened. [Prime Minister Imran] promised on the floor of the house that he will provide containers and food to the opposition if they want to hold rallies. Half that promise has been fulfilled, the containers have arrived.”
He additionally condemned the arrest of PDM employees by police earlier within the day, saying that the alliance has mobilised the Folks’s Attorneys Discussion board over the arrests.
Multan police arrested greater than 20 employees of the PPP and different events aligned with the PDM, together with Ali Qasim Gilani, the son of ex-premier Yousaf Raza Gilani, after they tried to take away containers and roadblocks in entrance of the stadium — the venue for the PDM’s fifth energy present.
A day earlier, enthusiastic employees of the PPP stormed into the stadium with a view to set the stage and make preparations for the opposition’s rally after eradicating the obstacles positioned across the venue by the police.
Later that evening, police and district administration cleared the venue. Nonetheless, PDM leaders tried to take away the containers and convey tools for the rally once more, after which police confiscated their crane and arrested Ali Qasim Gilani, former member of the provincial meeting (MPA) Javed Siddiqui, Syed Arif Shah Saad Kanju and 25 different get together employees.
The administration additionally resealed the path to the stadium with containers whereas get together employees left the venue as a result of chilly.
Within the morning, police and district officers emptied the stadium of apparatus for the rally and took management of the world. Safety across the stadium was tightened and police contingents have been deployed.
In the meantime, leaders from PPP, PML-N and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) reached town to resolve on a ultimate plan of action for tomorrow’s rally. A spokesperson for Ansarul Islam, the khaki-clad volunteer drive of the JUI-F, stated that 3,000 members would attain town in the present day for safety preparations.
Emergency plan ready
A spokesperson for the district administration stated that it has accomplished preparations to cope with any emergency state of affairs. “An emergency plan has been prepared on the instructions of the deputy commissioner,” the spokesperson stated.
“Officers from the district administration, police and numerous organisations have taken over their duties. Officers of all establishments have been instructed to stay on the district headquarters for the subsequent 72 hours. Directions have additionally been issued to arrange three helipads within the space across the stadium whereas a bomb disposal squad has been readied.
“A control room has been set up at the District HQ,” the spokesperson added.
Registration of FIR
Police have additionally registered a primary info report (FIR) in opposition to 80 folks, together with all 4 sons of the previous premier — Abdul Qadir Gilani, Ali Musa Gilani, MPA Ali Haider Gilani and Ali Qasim Gilani and native leaders of the PDM who participated in the day gone by’s rally to the stadium.
The FIR said that individuals of the rally broken the stadium and broke down the obstacles positioned by police.
Qasim Gilani and PPP chief Jawwad Gujjar, who was additionally arrested, have been taken to Multan’s Nishtar Hospital for a coronavirus check.
PM lashes out
Prime Minister Imran Khan, in the meantime, lashed out at political leaders whose “sole and desperate goal is to save their families’ looted wealth and corruption” and as soon as once more declared that the federal government is not going to grant an NRO even when pressurised.
With out naming the PDM or any opposition politician, the premier in a sequence of tweets stated that as a result of enhance in Covid-19 instances within the nation, the federal government must impose good lockdowns however the opposition “want(s) jalsas not caring for the lives and safety of people”.
“In fact not only do these ‘leaders’ lack any empathy with the masses, their families looted national wealth to further impoverish our masses. These entitled ‘leaders’ living like royalty in their secluded mansions, have simply inherited their positions because of their families,” the prime minister tweeted.