Two caged for bringing lion in open for PML-N rally
Police Saturday arrested two Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz workers for bringing a lion in the political party’s rally, reported 24NewsHD TV.
According to the Punjab government, the arrests have been made under the Wild Life Act.
The provincial government seems keen to enforce all the laws, which are usually overlooked for one another reason in the past, as the date for the gathering of the Pakistan Democratic Movement at Minar-e-Pakistan approaches.
Pakistan Democratic Movement will hold the last of its series if anti-government rallies at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore before launching the second stage of their strategy aimed at ousting the Imran Khan-led incumbent government.
The provincial government has not allowed the PDM to hold the rally in wake of coronavirus and the government is tightening noose against PML-N workers as it is the only force to reckon in the provincial capital with enough support to mobilise masses and fill the venue of the PDM gathering, a feat a few political leaders and parties could have achieved so far.
Earlier, Punjab government had fined the owner of the lion Imdad Haider Rs100,000 for bringing lion in a rally of the PML-N led by its vice president Mariam Nawaz Sharif on Friday night at Laxmi Chowk.
However, Imdad had said they were the workers of the PML-N and ardent supporters of former prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif and such tactics could not deter their political resolve.
Both the arrested workers are accused of bringing the lion in the rally and illegally showcasing the lion on the roof of a car during the rally.
The lion is the election symbol of PML-N and it often appears in PML-N rallies either in form of stuffed toys or in live form.
Lahore’s Wild Life Department has submitted challan against both the accused of violating the Wild Life Act rules.
According to the department, the exhibition of the lion on the roof of a vehicle was an illegal act.
The department is also investigating the source of the lion as well.