After the Rawalpindi administration and police have denied Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) permission to hold a rally at Liaquat Bagh, the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday (Dec 26) gave Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) permission to hold a rally on December 27 to mark the 11th death anniversary of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
The court summoned the Rawal¬pindi deputy commissioner on Thursday (today) and allowed the PPP to make arrangements at the venue of the public meeting, but made it clear that “the gathering in question shall be subject to decision of the instant writ petition”. Senior Judge Malik Shahzad Gehba of the Rawalpindi bench heard the petition.
“Jialays [PPP workers] from all over the country are on their way to Liaquat Bagh, but opponents and remnants of [former military dictator] Ziaul Haq faced problems over this,” said PPP-Parliamen¬tarian Information Secretary Nafisa Shah during a visit to the venue to oversee preparations for the Friday event.
Earlier, it has been learnt that the district administration refused to give permission to PPP to carry out the rally due security risks as party’s central leadership was expected to attend the gathering.
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