ISLAMABAD: PTI and PAT do not have permission to hold marches in Islamabad.
Deputy Commissioner in separate letters addressed PTI chairman Imran Khan and PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri informing them that the parties have not been given permission to hold marches in Islamabad.
Islamabad district administration has said both parties have not been given permission to hold either the ‘Azadi’ march or the ‘inqilab’ march in Islamabad, while Section 144 is already imposed in the capital which bans all public gatherings and rallies.
An extract of the letters written by Deputy Commissioner Mujahid Sherdil to Imran and Qadri is as below:
“This is with reference to the open source information regarding rally of PTI (and PAT, in the separate letter) at ICT scheduled for 14th August, 2014. It is intimated that due to precarious security environment, under section 144 CRPC imposed in Islamabad Capital Territory, all public gatherings and rallies are banned. Therefore any public event requires prior coordination and permission for necessary security arrangements and relaxation of section 144 Cr. P.C from the District Magistrate of ICT. So far ICT administration have neither received any request from PTI (and PAT) to hold any public event in ICT nor has such permission being given under the law.”