PDM to hold protest outside ECP today
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is going to organise a protest outside Election Commission of Pakistan on Tuesday (today).
According to reports, the security around the ECP has been tightened to avoid any chaos.
The federal government has deployed two platoons of the Punjab Rangers along with police personnel around the election commission and sealed the main entrance with barbed wire, Geo reported.
The alliance of 11 political parties will only hold a rally outside the ECP building to protest against the ECP’s ‘mishandling’ of PTI foreign funding case. PDM leadership has confirmed that it will not stage sit-in.
A joint press conference by the leadership is also expected after a three-hour long rally.
However, the ECP will hear the funding case against the ruling party on Wednesday (tomorrow).
Meanwhile Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed has warned the PDM against the violation of law and order. “The government will not block PDM’s rally, but will take action if the opposition disturbs peace of the federal capital.” Prime Minister Imran Khan ( as quoted by DAWN).
Initially some rallies from surrounding areas of the twin cities – Rawalpindi and Islamabad, will gather at Serena Hotel Chowk, from where the PDM leaders will lead the rally and march toward the ECP’s headquarter. PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will not take part in the rally.