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GHQ allowed PTI to hold a rally at Parade Ground

At the General Headquarters (GHQ) Rawalpindi, the Staff Duty Directorate allowed the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to hold its public gathering at the Parade Ground in the capital.

According to the media reports, PTI Chairman Imran Khan visited the venue last night to inspect the arrangements.

Earlier, the deputy commissioner had informed PTI central secretariat president Ali Nawaz Awan that the GHQ had given permission to use the parade ground.

On Thursday, the deputy commissioner had issued a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to the PTI for holding a public meeting at the parade ground but attached it with the permission of the GHQ.

In a letter issued to Ali Nawaz Awan by the Deputy Commissioner, it was stated that with reference to clause xlii mentioned in the NOC, you are informed that permission to use the venue i.e. Parade Ground, Islamabad has been issued by the concerned constituencies.

An Islamabad administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told media that relevant territory was contacted regarding the PTI public gathering, the parade ground is occupied by the army and it was necessary to get permission from the GHQ to use it for any other purpose.

Police officials said they had deployed a fully equipped contingent of police in and around the red zone and also provided more than 10,000 tear gas shells to police to deal with any law and order situation.

The NOC was given on the condition that the public gathering would not interfere with the basic rights of the citizens of Islamabad and adjoining areas, nor would it block the Islamabad Expressway or any other road and It should end at midnight.

According to the NOC, the organizers will ensure that the participants disperse after the end of the event. No deadly or non-lethal force, including batons, will be used by any participant, nor will participants be involved in violence or clashes.

In addition, the organizers will be responsible for any such incidents of conflict / violence.

According to the NOC, the permission for the meeting will be valid only for July 2.

At the same time, it was reiterated that section 144 has been enforced on gatherings of people within a one-kilometer radius of the red zone, so that the organizers will make sure that no participant enters there.

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