Opposition to hold Peshawar rally despite threat of legal action by KP govt

Opposition to hold Peshawar rally despite threat of legal action by KP govt
Peshawar: The opposition’s Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is all set to hold a rally in Khyber Pakhtunkahwa’s capital, despite threat of legal action by provincial government.

According to details, all arrangements are completed on Kabotar Chowk near Dilazak Road where leadership of PDM will address participants of rally.

Masks and sanitizers will also be distributed among the participants to comply with coronavirus Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

The administration has ensured seating arrangement for more than 50,000 participants. An eight feet long and 32 feet wide stage has been prepared from where Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice-President Maryam Nawaz, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and others will address gathering.

The stage has been decorated with party flags and banners of all component parties.

On the other hand, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has refused to allow opposition to hold rally in Peshawar due to surge in Covid-19 cases.

The district administration has also issued a notification in this regard, stating that all sorts of ceremonies and public gatherings are banned as coronavirus positivity rate in Peshawar is more than 13%.