The district administration in Sialkot has decided not to grant permission to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party to hold a public gathering on Saturday featuring former Prime Minister Imran Khan at the CTI Ground in Sialkot (tomorrow).
The district administration of Sialkot voiced their displeasure with the fact that the organizers of the PTI public gathering in Sialkot did not obtain permission from the owners of the CTI Ground to hold the event there.
Officials from the administration have stated that authorization for a public meeting to take place on private land will not be obtained unless it is first granted by the property’s owners.
The location of the public meeting that will be held by the political party has been requested to be changed from the CTI ground to either the Government Murray College Ground or the Sports Gymnasium on Pasrur Road.
Usman Dar, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), responded to the administration of Sialkot for creating obstacles in the way of a peaceful power show at the behest of the “unconstitutional” chief minister Hamza Shahbaz.
Usman Dar did not agree to modify the location of the public gathering that the PTI was holding and instead instructed the activists to go to the CTI ground.
After being removed from the position of the prime minister as a result of a vote of no confidence, Imran Khan, chairman of the PTI, said that the party would stage a series of power shows against the current government.
Today, Imran Khan spoke in a gigantic power show in Mardan, whilst on Saturday, he is set to speak at the next public meeting in Sialkot (tomorrow). Earlier, on May 6, he addressed public meetings in Mianwali, on May 10, he spoke in Jhelum, and on May 12, he spoke in Attock.
Originally published at lahoreherald.com