Azadi March: Islamabad admin mulls to change PTI’s location of sit-in

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad administration on Sunday gave two options to PTI to change their venue of the sit-in. According to sources, the administration is reviewing different options to change the location of the PTI rally. The officials have asked the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf to hold their sit-in at Zero Point or Faizabad. The decision was taken after Imran Khan announced to move towards the Red Zone. It is important to mention that the current venue is few miles away from the Red Zone. Earlier on Saturday, Imran warned that the Azadi March could end up in the Prime Minister House while passing by the Red Zone if the demands are not heard.On the other hand, the capital administration has further tightened the security measures around the stage of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) at the Kashmir Highway. The security personnel have been increased near the venue site of the PTI.In his last speech, PTI Chairman Imran Khan poised to show the full power of his muscles on Sunday evening. Imran Khan said that it seemed to him that the prime minister would himself resign on witnessing this large number of protestors. He asked the workers to get enough sleep and rest to be ready for the final match. On the other hand, Awami Muslim League Chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said that Imran would wait until this evening and, thereafter, he would throw such a bouncer hitting the target that Nawaz Sharif would be sent behind the bar.Moreover, emergency has been imposed in the hospitals of Rawalpindi due to the Azadi March and Inqilab March while the vacations of the doctors and the paramedical staff has been cancelled. According to sources, emergency has been imposed in Holy Family Hospital, Benazir Bhutto General Hospital, District Headquarter Hospital, and Cantonment Hospital. Beside this, wards have been reserved for emergency in the Railway Hospital while ambulances of all hospitals, Rescue 1122, and Edhi Centre have been put on high alert.Meanwhile, due to the bad sanitation conditions on the two important roads littered with garbage where the Inqilab March of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Azadi March of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) are stationed, the federal capital’s main civic agency has finally sprung into action. In order to keep these long stretches of roads clean and tidy, the CDA has deputed 150 sanitary workers who would work in three shifts and each shift would contain 50 sanitary workers. Out of fifty sanitary workers, 25 workers have been deputed on the venue of PTI sit-in, and the same number at the PAT venue. Similarly, the CDA officials are providing water tankers according to the requirement provided by the managements of the both marches, Inqilab and Azaadi March, through the Islamabad district administration.In addition to this, the CDA’s fire tenders and CDA’s ambulances are also present on the scene to facilitate the participants. Besides this, the staffs of the Emergency and Disaster Management Directorate of the CDA have also been deputed at both sites to handle any untoward incident. Staff of the Environment Wing has also been deputed for the removal of wild bushes and trimming of grass from these sites. These activities are being carried out with the consultation of the ICT and are being monitored in a control room, established by the ICT at Aabpara. 

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