Containers parked but ‘our resolve is unflinching’: Maryam
Containers parked outside our residence in Jati Umra Raiwind but our resolve is unflinching. Insha’Allah. https://t.co/r7IB4elN8L— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) October 14, 2020
She posted this tweet amid the reports the government decided to seal area and no would be allowed to leave Lahore on Oct 16 in a rally as Maryam is scheduled to travel to Gujranwala accompanied by thousands of supporters who would be joined by many more along the route.
In an attempt to seal Lahore, the police have already started confiscating containers with the bus stations told not to provide any vehicles for the rally.
The district administration in Gujranwala have been cracking down on the opposition leaders and workers. In the latest example, a case was registered against the organisers for violating the coronavirus SOPs as PPP Central Punjab President Qamar Zaman Kaira and a large number of party workers attended a workers’ convention.
Several opposition local leaders, workers and supporters have been arrested in Gujranwala, Mandi Bahauddin and other districts with the administration set to seal Gujranwala and surrounding areas.
Earlier in the day, Mohammad Zubair – the spokesperson for PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif – told 24NewsHD that the government was afraid of an unarmed girl.
Asking the government to face Maryam in political field, Zubair warned that the protest would spread across the province if the opposition was stopped from holding the Gujranwala rally.
On the other hand, Khawaja Saad Rafique described the sedition cases as medals and said the arrests of party workers won’t work, as neither the rally nor the processions were to be stopped. He was talking to media persons in Lahore outside an accountability court.