Maryam, Bilawal hold meeting at Jati Umra, discuss PDM rally
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday visited Jati Umra for a meeting with PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz to condole the death of her grandmother, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The two leaders also discussed the political situation two days ahead of the PDM rally in Lahore. They also discussed matters related to arrangements of PDM rally and resignations of opposition’s lawmakers from provincial and national assemblies.
No permission for PDM rally, cases against all leaders if event is held
A meeting of the provincial intelligence committee in Lahore on Friday decided that the government would not give permission to the opposition alliance for holding the December 13 rally, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Friday.
Citing sources, the TV channel said the meeting took the decision with argument that the public gathering could not be allowed amid the rapid of coronavirus.
Although, the meeting agreed on not blacking the roads and placing barricades on the arteries leading to the Minar-e-Pakistan [Greater Iqbal Park], it was also mentioned that cases would be registered against all the PDM leaders over organising the event.
Punjab Law Minister Basharat Raja, Home Secretary Momin Agha and the officials from different intelligence agencies attended the meeting.
Despite the fact that the government has been claiming that they will not create any hurdles for the PDM, another incident is now the hottest topic on social media as the local administration sealed a famous restaurant in Lahore after PML-N Vice-president Maryam Nawaz had dinner there during her Thursday’s rally.
The move came as the Butt Karahi owner was booked by the Gawalmandi Police Station for violating the coronavirus SOPs just two days after the arrest of famous DJ Butt. Butt Karahi is one of the most famous eateries in Lahore with several branches across the city.
Reacting to the news, Maryam asked the government not to take revenge from the people for supporting her. She had not seen anyone going down to the level shown by the government, remarked the PML-N leader and warned that the people would come out with even more fervour after such actions.
People were joking yesterday that Imran Khan would go after the hotel owners after targeting those providing chairs and tents, but the pun had been turned into a reality, Maryam remarked.