High alert sounded as PTI seeks permission to hold Faizabad rally on Nov 26
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The authorities have sounded a high alert in the federal capital as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Monday formally submitted a plea to the Islamabad administration for permission to hold a rally at Faizabad on November 26, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
PTI Islamabad President Ali Nawaz Awan submitted the application to the Islamabad administration.
It was stated in the plea that the helicopter of the PTI chairman would land at the parade ground in Islamabad from where he would leave for Faizabad to lead the “real freedom march”.
“On November 18, with the permission of the Islamabad administration, a rally was taken out from Koral Chowk to Chak Belly Morr, Rawat while following all the rules,” Ali Nawaz Awan said in the plea.
“All the PTI rallies have so far been held peacefully. On November 26, we are organising a peaceful and democratic public meeting in Rawalpindi,” he added.
“We seek permission from the Islamabad administration for all the peaceful rallies of the PTI to reach Faizabad. The landing of the PTI chairman’s helicopter at the parade ground should also be permitted,” he demanded.
Meanwhile, the Islamabad administration issued a high alert regarding the call of Imran Khan for protest in the federal capital on November 26.
A letter was also issued to all the departments concerned for a special plan regarding the protest. In the letter, MCI Care 1122 was directed to remain alert on the instructions of the administration.
The officers concerned were ordered to keep their mobile phones on round the clock during the long march. Responsibilities were assigned to the paramedical staff and other officials too.
The Security and Transport Section was also directed to implement the special plan for the long march. The duty roster of all the staff concerned was also released.
Ambulances and the staff concerned were deployed at three emergency response centres in the city. They will remain alert in Sector G-6, E-7 and Golra Center.
During the long march, four senior officers will be deployed on the long march duty.
The deputy director and the security supervisor were ordered to be present on duty.
The transport foreman and the medical store officer were also ordered to be present on duty.
The gates of the emergency staff centers will be kept locked during the PTI protest.
The entry of unrelated persons to the Emergency Response Centre will be restricted.
All the staff and officers concerned were ordered to keep in touch with the control room.
They were also ordered to follow the instructions in the letter at all costs, or a stern action will be taken against them otherwise.
Reporters: Saud Butt and Tayyab Saif