Venue of PTI’s protest changed from Red Zone to F-9 Park

By: News Desk
Published: 10:44 AM, 4 Aug, 2022
Venue of PTI’s protest changed from Red Zone to F-9 Park
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Seeing that the coalition government is in no mood to budge even by an inch from its stated position of not allowing the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) to protest outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) office today, the party has been forced to change venue of the protest, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday. 

According to the new plan, members of the parliament (MPs) belonging to the party, led by Asad Umar, will assemble in front of the Parliament House at 3:00 in the afternoon, and will register their protest.  

Later on fresh instructions given by PTI Chairman Imran Khan, the party MPs as well as workers will not protest at NADRA chowk, but will head to F-9 Park at 6:00 PM for the purpose. 

Meanwhile, Imran has announced that he will address the protestors at 7:00 PM via a video link. 

Earlier, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah had ordered the federal capital’s administration to take strict measures to ward off the PTI workers from the Red Zone

All roads leading to the city’s most sensitive area were sealed while heavy contingents of police and Rangers were deployed to deal with the troublemakers.   

So much so that section 144 was imposed for the purpose.  

PTI had planned a protest outside the ECP building a few days ago in order to highlight the latter’s biased decisions against the party. 

Earlier, in view of the protest announced by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) office in Islamabad today, all roads, barring Margallah Road, leading to the federal capital’s Red Zone have been sealed by placing containers on them on the orders of Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah.

Due to the closure of all five routes from Serena Chowk to the Red Zone on Thursday, people have been experiencing a lot of inconvenience. 

Police, Rangers and the district administration have been directed to ensure that none of the protestors enter the Red Zone, which is federal capital’s most sensitive area since some important buildings are located there, including those of Parliament House, President House and the Supreme Court. 

PTI, the former ruling party, had announced a few days ago that it would protest outside the ECP building against the latter’s biased decisions against the party. 

Reporters: Saud Butt and Muhsinul Mulk