Imran Khan’s party denied permission to hold protest rally in Islamabad

Mar24,2024



Islamabad: Pakistani authorities on Sunday rejected the request of jailed former Prime Minister Imran KhanPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party will organize an event Oppose rally in islamabad Due to security reasons, against alleged rigging in the general elections of 8 February. The embattled party had sought permission from the capital city administration to hold a public meeting on March 23 or March 30, the first such event since the February 8 elections. Since the first option for the rally had already been exhausted, she was trying to get permission. To hold a protest march on 30 March.
Islamabad Deputy Commissioner (DC) Irfan Memon rejected the request, citing the “law and order” situation. He also said that the party had already violated the NOC (No Objection Certificate) issued on several occasions.
Two days ago, Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Aamer Farooq had directed the capital's DC to take a decision on the matter and submit a report in this regard.
The party, through its regional president Amir Masood Mughal, had this month sought permission for a public meeting at the Parade Ground, F9 Park or D Chowk on March 23 or March 30 at 10 am.
The party had also requested the Islamabad DC on March 15 and March 18 to obtain the NOC, but received no response till March 21, forcing it to approach the IHC to intervene as the district administration did not respond to the rally's requests. was giving. ,
The party is reportedly facing obstacles in continuing its political activities. A similar move to hold a rally in Rawalpindi on 5 February was rejected by the Rawalpindi district administration on the plea that it could affect the law and order situation ahead of the elections.
Khan's party claimed to have won 180 seats in the National Assembly through party-backed independent candidates. However, rigging ensured that the numbers remained limited to only 92 seats, eliminating any chance of coming back to power.
Before the public rally in Islamabad PTI A press conference will be held on March 25 on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) package and its claims, its negative impacts on the public and the economy.
Cash-strapped Pakistan's additional arrangement of US$3 billion with the global lender expires on April 11, and the two sides earlier this week reached a staff-level agreement regarding the disbursement of the final tranche of US$1.1 billion. But arrived.
Pakistan will discuss the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) with the IMF in Washington next month, Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb said earlier today, as the country seeks to defuse a full-scale economic crisis. The fund has advised Pakistan to increase revenue generation.
Additionally, Khan's party is planning to hold a public rally in Karachi on April 21.



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