PTI ban­ners, flexes re­moved in La­hore

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

LA­HORE— The Parks & Hor­ti­cul­ture Au­thor­ity ( PHA) on Fri­day re­moved ban­ners and stream­ers be­long­ing to Pak­istan Tehreek- e- In­saf ( PTI) from Mall Road. The ban­ners and flexes for May 1 rally were put up at Chair­ing Cross and ad­join­ing ar­eas with­out pay­ing dues to the PHA.

Ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cials, the ac­tion will be ex­panded to other parts of the city. Ban­ners and flexes put up with­out fees pay­ment will be im­me­di­ately re­moved. On the con­trary, Pak­istan Tehreek- e- In­saf ( PTI) has brought let­ter writ­ten to the PHA Di­rec­tor Gen­eral on April 28th to the sur­face.

In the let­ter, the party has sought per­mis­sion for fix­a­tion of ban­ners and stream­ers from April 29th till May 1st. Rally or­ga­nizer Aleem Khan re­vealed that PHA is not is­su­ing fees de­mand no­tice at the be­hest of the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment. PTI has fol­lowed all the rules, he added.

It may be men­tioned here that the op­po­si­tion party has an­nounced coun­try­wide protests against cor­rup­tion from May 1 to put pres­sure on Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif, who is un­der tremen­dous pres­sure from the op­po­si­tion par­ties to step down since his fam­ily mem­bers were named in the mass leak of off­shore ac­count data from the Panama firm Mos­sack Fon­seca.— INP

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