3,000 Pak outfit activists booked for flouting norms

Lahore, December 2

Over 3,000 activists of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), including three sons of former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, have been booked by the police in Punjab province for holding an anti-government rally in violation of the Covid-19 and public safety guidelines.

The PDM, an alliance of 11 Opposition parties, organised the rally on Monday evening at Multan’s Ghanta Ghar Chowk after days of conflict between the city administration and the Opposition workers over having the event at a time when the government has warned against large gatherings because of a spike in Covid cases in the country.

The Opposition parties, including the main Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), also pledged to hold a march to Islamabad next month to oust the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The police on Tuesday night booked over 3,000 Opposition activists.

Special Assistant to the Punjab Chief Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan said the FIR had been registered against the organisers of the PDM rally in Multan for committing various violations of the law. PTI

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