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.
Meanwhile, Imran has announced that he will address the protestors at 7:00 PM via a video link.
اسی انجام کے امکانات نے انہیں خوف میں مبتلا کررکھا ہے۔میری اپنے تمام لوگوں کو ہدایت ہے کہ وہ آج شام 6 بجے چیف الیکشن کمشنر اور الیکشن کمیشن آف پاکستان کیخلاف پرامن احتجاج کیلئے ایف نائن پارک میں جمع ہوں۔ میں اس اجتماع سے شام 7:30 - 7:00 بجے کے درمیان مخاطب ہوں گا۔— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 4, 2022
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.
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.
Reporters: Saud Butt and Muhsinul Mulk