PDM not to be allowed to set up stage during protest outside ECP

By: INP      Published: 08:59 PM, 17 Jan, 2021
PDM not to be allowed to set up stage during protest outside ECP

Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad has convened an important meeting to mull regarding suggestions aimed at dealing with the protest of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) outside the ECP office in Islamabad.

It is pertinent to mention here that the opposition alliance has announced to stage a protest outside the ECP office in Islamabad on January 19 (Tuesday).

According to sources having knowledge of the strategy being mulled over by the federal authorities to deal with the protest, the PTI-led government has decided to deploy 1,000 security personnel for the protest.

“The red zone will remain a container-free zone and the PDM will not be allowed to setup a stage for their protest,” they said adding that it was further suggested that the opposition should not be allowed to bring tents and loudspeakers with them.

The meeting convened by Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad will also mull over a diversion traffic plan for the traffic moving towards the red zone area. The security for the PDM power show outside the ECP would be supervised by SSP Operations Mustafa Tanveer.

It has been further decided that the Islamabad administration would meet with the opposition members to get information regarding the timing and schedule of their protest.