LAHORE – Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah denied allegations of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Dr Shireen Mazari that the Punjab government was taking measures to stop people from attending anti-rigging rally, set to take place in Islamabad on Sunday.
“All these allegations are baseless,” he said while talking to a TV channel on Saturday. The minister said that the bus stations were not closed and services were operational in all over Punjab. Dr Mazari said that the Faisalabad administration has closed down all bus stands, preventing people from travelling to Islamabad for a peaceful rally.
“No restrictions have been placed by the government,” the minister said, and added that no one would be allowed to enter Islamabad with firearms as mentioned in the no-objection certificate issued to the party. “Agencies have informed us of a security threat on the two rallies taking place on Sunday and placed them on red alert,” the minister said.
Pakistan Awami Tehreek is also holding a demonstration against the alleged rigging in the May 11 general elections last year.