PTI not allowed to hold public gathering in Islamabad

High court earlier had directed deputy commissioner to decide on application in two days.

ISLAMABAD: Deputy Commissioner Islamabad has rejected the application of the PTI seeking permission to hold a public gathering in Islamabad on March 30.

The deputy commissioner stated that due to prevailing security situation in the country, permission could not be granted gor the public gathering. He said Section 144 was already imposed in the capital.

It may be mentioned here that earlier the Islamabad High Court had directed the DC Islamabad to decide on the application of the PTI in two days.  The direction was issued after the PTI moved the high court seeking directions to the district administration to decide on the application. 

After the DC expressed his inability to issue a no-objection certificate, the PTI said that it would again approach the high court.

Meanwhile, PTI leader Asad Qaiser said that the days to impose one sided decisions on the PTI had gone and now the party would hold public gatherings where abd when it wanted.

Addressing a function in Islamabad, Qaiser said the PTI had been pushed to the wall making the May 9 incidents an excuse. On the other hand, PTI’s demand to form a judicial commission on the incidents was not being accepted. He said being the most popular party of the country, it was the legal and constitutional right of the PTI to hold public gatherings anywhere in the country.

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